Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


Once again we see how the money is taken from our pockets when you compare Gig for Gig with the professional solid state media. Sony should be ashamed of themselves for almost 18 months down the road of the SxS (S by S) card pricing, we see no reduction in prices…in fact all the Sony cards went up by 10% at the end of April 09. Even the 64Gig P2 ‘E’ card is £126 cheaper than Sonys 32Gig card.

Panasonic have overtaken them and the HPX-301 is now £102 cheaper than a Sony EX-3. Sony are also fighting the MxM (SDHC card holders) total cost including a class 6 Transend 16Gig card is £80.
The argument from Sony will be “our card is newer technology” that may be but the EX-3 does not film up to 100Mbs nor does it go all the way down to 3.6Mbs DV.

Value for money you can now buy a Panasonic HPX-301 full spec HD camcorder for £7475 and get a 32Gig card FREE saving you £460 !  

Pricing was taken from H Preston Media 6th May 2009


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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