March 01, 2005


Right, due to constant abuse from Ricardo about how much I talk about the new camcorder I'm going to be buying I decided to 'blog it' in an attempt to flush the plugging of it from my system.

Anyway. I currently own a Samsung VP-D20:

It is highly insufficiant and its one colour chip doesnt do it any favours. Don't get me wrong, it was a good first camera for me, but the one colour chip means that dealing with smokey or dark atmospheres results in a loss of focus or image, also colours come out bland and monotonous with it.

So, unsurprisingly, I decided it was time for an upgrade to this bad boy:

It is a Canon XL2, replacing the now aged Canon XL1s and XL1. It has 3 1/3" CCDs meaning its image is sharp and crystal clear and easily broadcast quality.

Now I can hear a lot of you camera-buffs asking why I dont get the new High Def Sony HDR FX1. Well I have to admit I was tempted, but the fact that High Def isn't compatible with about 80% of UK televisions and I can't really think of anything I'd like to shoot that would need to be in HD. And the DV recording on the FX1 is ever so slightly worse than that of the XL2. Basically I think that High Def is in too early a stage now for me to buy a camera that will easily be outdated and the HD-quality will be poor compared to the HD quality in the future, that's my prediction anyway.

So yes, I soon (probably over Easter, or maybe Summer) will be the proud owner of a Canon-XL2. I can't wait.


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  1. It looks shit, do you know anything about cameras? I think XC243p's are the best around.

    01 Mar 2005, 14:44

  2. No no no Hannah, if you want cameras the best place to get them from is the horsehead nebula, more specifically the planet Greexyon 5, just ask for Bob and tell him I sent you.

    Have to admit though, it is shiny!

    01 Mar 2005, 21:04

  3. HDTV is the way to go. Oh wait, that's only on American telly. Wait another 20 years, slimey Europeans. Hahahahahahahahahhahahaha….......

    It is a nice piece of metal though. Good on yer.

    01 Mar 2005, 21:50

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