cannon XL-1 vs. sony vx-1000

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I'm looking to buy a digital camera and was wondering how the cannon xl-1 compares to the sony vx-1000. I'd probably be using the camera for documentary purposes. Any insite would be appreciated.

-- Kristine Patnugot (KPatnugot@BCBSM.com), August 11, 1999

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I'd be very interested in the same info. from what I've gathered the viewfinder on the cannon XL1 isn't that good in comparison. Any other thoughts, let me know. Thanks

-- Karen Davies (kdavies@dircon.co.uk), September 09, 1999.

Dear Kristine,

Justin calling from Australia. I'm cameraman/editor working as a television journalist at the moment and have used the vx1000 on several low budget doco's I've produced. Unfortunately I havn't had any experience with the cannon camera but I can say the Sony in question is a good choice. Very good under low light with a little sungun, has a great steadyshot and a colour viewfinder.

Once shot the vision was dumped to betcam...then cut on a couple of 75's(I did say low budget)

The top mic is ok if it's not blowing a gale...comes in handy when working solo.

Good Luck.

P.S If you know of anyone after entertaining television segments on people, places and Aussie events I've got a few tucked away.

Cheers Justin

gusweily@hotmail.com.au or the above address.

-- justin weily (jweily@networkten.com.au), February 02, 2000.


Kristine, I have used both the Sony vX-1000 and the Cannon Xl extensively having shot an program for African television with the sony for about three years and edit on an AVID and shot several shorts and music video with the Cannon. Both arre excellent choices. The Sony is a neat little machine, however The Cannon will aford you great versatilty withit's interchangable lens. If you are not going to take advantage of this feature then I would go with which ever one is affordable for your price range. At the time I believe Cannon is still costing over $3500 where I'm sure the Sony is price well below that. Either choice you won't be disappointed by the results Good Luck

-- Mark Cabaroy (mac5@Columbia.edu), April 06, 2001.

Could you helpme please. I'm looking for Handsbook & Operating Instruction in my country. I live in Jakarta Indonesia. Thanks all of you for information

-- Hario (panah1@yahoo.com), February 24, 2002.

Could you helpme please. I'm looking for Handsbook & Operating Instruction for DSR-300 Sony Camera, JVC GY-DV500 Camera, Cannon XL-1 in my country. I live in Jakarta Indonesia. Thanks all of you for information

-- Hario (panah1@yahoo.com), February 24, 2002.


I am looking for a camera to buy, Cannon xl but I don't know how it costs and if I should buy a sony or cannon!

thank you, if you all got any idea?

In fact I am searching.

-- Başak Bekiroğlu (hermionesude@hotmail.com), October 13, 2003.


Hey kristine.

I'm a Tecnical director for small studio in Australia, We do a lot of EFP and find that the canon has more versitility in the variety of len's that can be apdapted to it and it's performence in lowlight conditions. Also it has a better image stabilizer system which does come in very useful in handheld situations (sony copied canons system).

They both have their merits but we opt for the canon.

-- Travis J Dryden (travier8@ hotmail.com), May 27, 2004.


Not sure this helps but I shot my first documentary using a Panasonic pvdv953 Mini dv 3ccd and It came out fantastic. the look is great and having the external audio plug really came in handy while doing interviews. The camera hooked right up to my mac via fire wire and made it great to edit with Final Cut, and this camera was only $1300 dollars.

-- scott buzz (slbzz@cox.net), August 15, 2004.

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