View Full Version : New Camera?!

04-19-2004, 01:50 PM
I'm looking to buy a new camera to work on my portfolio for college. I have 2 sony digital 8 cameras, and they're ok for most applications, but they produce such a lackluster image that I can't help but feel the urge to save for a more versatile camera. My uncle works for Sony and can get me "B-stock" products for up to 1/3 of the list price, but I'm not convinced that a Sony camera would be a good buy for me. I don't want to get stuck with a camera I hate. I don't need the camera right away, so I have plenty of time to save, and I'd greatly appreciate some advice. Thanks!

04-19-2004, 03:03 PM
If you can get Sony cameras for a third of retail...

1) I am your pal.

2) Sony VX2100.

Other cameras in that price range may perform marginally better... but not enough to justify paying that comparatively big difference in the price break you say you can get.

LOGAN L Productions
04-19-2004, 03:07 PM
I know you want a sony, but I'm saving up this summer for the DVX100. It's a badass camera.

04-19-2004, 03:24 PM
Doesn't sony have problems with getting good audio? Especially some of the newer cameras?

04-19-2004, 03:27 PM
Paying 1k for a 3k camera will leave a lot left over to buy a good mic :D

04-19-2004, 03:30 PM
lol, true, very true :). Wish I had a bunch of extra cash to spend on audio equipment (not to mention a new camera)!

04-21-2004, 01:37 PM
i had my eye on a vx, but i was also wondering if newer cameras have anything over it. i can't even find it on sony's website anymore.

04-21-2004, 01:39 PM
oh yeah, and my seemingly unbelievable "price break" is for cosmetically damaged items.

05-18-2004, 09:24 PM
If you're going to get a Sony and you want the best image, get a PD-170. I don't own one, but have heard nothing but good things about it.

05-19-2004, 09:41 AM
If you're going Sony then the PD-170 is the way to go. It's built like a tank. It's predecessor, the PD 150, is the camera you see the most in Iraq covering the war.