If you want HD, skip the TX1 ...

Started Jun 11, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Ken Phillips Forum Pro • Posts: 16,356
If you want HD, skip the TX1 ...

I originally thought of getting the TX1, because of the HD video capability. Instead, I went another direction, based on contact with some professional videographers.

So ... my only "point and shoot" is the Canon HV20, which is a 1 pound [or so] full HD [1080] video camera. The three megapixel images it can dump to a mini-SD card are only worthwhile if taken in daylight (the CMOS sensor is probably hot most of the time, adding noise, and the NR appears to "plasticize" low-light photos), but the HDV from the tape is absolutely spectacular!

It records HDV (a compressed version of HD) but will output "real" HD through an HDMI interface. But you won't need it. The only video cameras I've tried that come close cost $3500 or more!

It does cost more or less twice what the TX1 does, but if HD is your primary thing, it's worth it.
Just start buying more hard drives.

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