Which Video camera?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Parkerb14, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Parkerb14

    Parkerb14 Well-Known Member

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    Well I want a good camera for long range shooting and hunting. I have narrowed it down to two cameras, the Canon GL2 and the Canon XH-A1. I would appreciate any input on these and other cameras from people that have used them.
    Thanks, Parker.
     
  2. wadedc

    wadedc Well-Known Member

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    Did you check avalibilty for camera to spotting scope adapters for those models?
     

  3. Parkerb14

    Parkerb14 Well-Known Member

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    No I have not, they both have 20x optical zoom, but come with a 2x telephoto lense. Does this mean that it magnifines the optical zoom to 40x? If this is the case 40x would be plenty for what I am doing.
     
  4. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend the Canon GL2. Lightweight, compact, no arms or appendages to get broke off and it takes one hell of a picture.
     
  5. wildworks

    wildworks Well-Known Member

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    camera

    the xh-a1 is a great camera but do you need hi def? it has better light gathering capabilities than the GL2, and is in another leauge for film quality!

    We use sony pd 170 to film our outdoor tv show, It has the best low light capabilities 1 lux where the canon is either a 3-4 lux. lux being the amount of light needed to film basicly. It also has more pro features to it like 2 built in xlr inputs for wireless mics. take alook at the sony Hi def if that is what you want the FX1 is a great camera too!

    if you want talk more about cameras shoot me an email and ill give you a call!


    kirk
     
  6. Parkerb14

    Parkerb14 Well-Known Member

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    pm send wildworks.
     
  7. JCFORD

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    I just got a XH-A1, this is my first experiacne with a camera of this level. I went HD because I figured that is were the industry is headed. It depends on if you are filming just for your pleasure or if you want to maybe sell some of your footage some day. You can buy some pretty good packages from BH Photo and the HD camera are not really that much higher when you consider you are spending $3 or $4 thousand. We are going to be filming our first hunt next weekend in NM for antelope. I will let you know how it goes.