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I AM THINKING ABOUT BUYING EITHER A CANON XL1S OR A SONY DP-150. ARE THERE ANY FACTORS OR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TAPE STOCKS THEY USE THAT I NEED TO CONSIDER. THANKS.
-- JOHN MILLER (KDPRODS@AOL.COM), April 26, 2002
the mini dv is the better of the two ... i use it and i love it... it is much easier to use and the quality is better
-- heady (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 22, 2003.
Go the PD-150, DVCAM is a far superior recording format. It uses the same tape as MiniDV but the tape runs 30% faster so the annoying dropout problem associated with MiniDV just doesnt exist. So a 60 minute MiniDV tape only runs for 40 mins in DVCAM mode. i bought panasonic DV VCR's when I built my mobile production system. They are the only component that really lets the system down, they will be changed to Sony DVCAM machines later this month. When I went back to panasonic about the dropout problem their repsonse was "DV (& MiniDV) does that, if you want reliability you need to go DVCAM or DVCPro"
-- deangray (email@example.com), June 12, 2003.