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1 or 3CCD?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Jeg72, May 31, 2002.

  1. Jeg72

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    I don't know whether to buy a 1 or 3 CCD camcorder. Obviously 3 is better, but how much better (and in what way?)given the significant price hike?

    Also does anyone know how the Panasonic MX300 fares against the MX350?

    Cheers

    Jon
     
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    For Video 3 CCD is clearly better. Just look at the two side by side. In perfect conditions you might not see the difference but anywhere near the margins and the advantage is clear.

    The same is not true for stills. A megapixel single progressive scan will give better images.

    It all depends on what you want to do. (and how much you can afford)

    For what it's worth, I think the Panasonic 3 CCD is a great machine for the current street price.

    (I own a Sony 3 CCD and a pocket Panasonic single) If the 3CCD Panny had been at the price it is now I'd have had that and saved myself a fortune!
     
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    I've just bought an MX300 for £1149.00 and I have to tell you I didn't even consider the MX350. Apart from being at least a hundred pounds dearer it looks like a hotdog - too long, too thin.

    Panasonic really wet their shoes with this one. The MX300 on the other hand is better looking than my girlfriend. I didn't buy it for its looks but it's nice to use something that's so well designed and sleek.

    The MX350 has a flash which the MX300 doesn't have but that's about it. Apart from the mustard and the fried onions.
     
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    I agree! Where did you find the 300. I might yet be tempted to go for another.

    Meanwhile, I'm sure you will have a great time with the 300, the images are up to the best around.
     
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    ......leave my hotdog alone! (ooer!:p )

    ........I love it and it loves me!


    .......i did the old 300 / 350 comp.........

    .......various reasons why I liked the 350 better,


    .......er.......um......

    ...off the top of my head:

    power consumption is better, the 300 eats a little too much.

    the screen on the 350 is 1 inch bigger.

    the 300 has been discontinued now, not many places to get it. (that's quite a crap reason really.)

    ......and loads of others that I can't be bothered to tell you now.

    ahem.;)


    pizzed-monkey

    (just used my 350 to film tony hawk trying to do a 900)
     

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