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Video Camera Comparison Chart 

Today's Topics for Discussion

 

  Price Camera Resolution Optical Zoom Out Mic Input Lux Shoe Stabilization
$88.95 Midland XTC280VP 1080 2x USB No 2 Yes
2 $199.00 Canon VIXIA HF R500 1080 57x HDMI Yes 5   Yes
3 $280.98 Panasonic HC-V550K 1080 50x HDMI No 4 Adapter Yes
$314.99 Sony DCR SX85 480 60x USB No 3   Yes
5 $399.00 Sony HDRPJ275 1080 27x HDMI No 3   Yes
6 $499.99 GoPro HERO4 BLACK 4K FOV HDMI Yes N/A   Yes
7 $899.00 Canon VIXIA HF G20 1080 10x HDMI Yes 1.2 Yes Yes
8 $991.99 Panasonic HC-X920 1080 12x HDMI Yes 1 Adapter Yes
9 $1,005.89 Sony HDR-PJ650 1080 12x HDMI Yes 6 Multi Yes
10 $1,299.00 Canon VIXIA HF G30 1080 20x HDMI Yes 1.2 Cold Yes
11 $1,499.00 Canon XA10 1080 10x HDMI XLR 1.5 Cold Yes
12 $1,995.00 Blackmagic Studio Camera 1200 Lens Dependent 3G-SDI XLR   N/A Yes
13 $1,998.00 Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K 12x HDMI Yes 1.7 Multi Yes
14 $2,499.00 Sony HXR-NX70U NXCAM 1080 10x HDMI XLR 3 Yes Yes
15 $3,298.00 Sony NEXVG900 1080 Lens Dependent HDMI XLR 8 Multi Yes
16 $4,195.00 Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD 1080 22x HDMI & SDI XLR 0.2   Yes

 

Video Camera Considerations

 

Research

  1. RedShark News - Infographic All you need to know about 4K-UHD (10-19-2014)
  2. Supported Hardware - vMix - Video Mixing Software Live Video Production Software
  3. Open Broadcaster Software - Index
  4. Livestream Support What Are Your Recommended Capture Device..
  5. VidBlaster - Video Production at Your Fingertips! - VidBlaster - Video Production at Your Fingertips!
  6. Recommended cameras for streaming on Ustream Ustream Support
  7. Introduction - YouTube Help
  8. YouTube Live Events

 

 

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