I’ve been saying for the last few months that my old Panasonic Handycam was showing signs of wear and tear, so it’s now time to get a new camera. I have been looking at a few options over the last few months, but as you may have seen from the last video, the Sony FDR-X3000 was on special.
I’ve now spliced together a comparison of my old Panasonic HC-W580M to the new Sony FDR-X3000 sports camera to see how well it performs. The one thing that really stands out initially is the vivid colour from the Sony camera. It also has the auxiliary microphone input which was a feature I have been wanting and the low light capability is comparable or slightly better than the Panasonic, so I do feel it is a good upgrade. Not only that, I do have the option for 4K if ever I want to do that way on the channel.
The only real negatives I see is the 10 seconds required to start shooting video and the sensitivity of the built-in microphone when there is a little breeze blowing.
All up, I do find the compact size and all the extras made the purchase worthwhile.
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