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This is probably a well debated topic on this on forum.

Im looking at buying a camera for skateboarding. 

Should i purchase a VX1000 MK1 or an HD camera with a fisheye.

My budget is $2000

what are my options?

i know nothing about HD Cameras.

Extra question- Ive seen VX1000s used with a data video digital recorder. Has anyone had experience with this device??

Does it get in the way while filming?


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Depends what you're into - if you like the look of SD footy and the simplicity of filming with the VX, go with a VX1 with a MK1. For me it's a timeless look in skateboarding and you can't beat it. Heck, the VX21 with the MK1 is a good combo, too. 

I know some people will say having to capture and log tapes is a tedious task, as well as having glitches that could ruin footy is a pain. But, it is well worth the outcome.

I don't know an awful lot about HD to comment, but I can dig some of it and I'm certainly not going to call any of it wack or 'duh but sd footy is better'. I personally don't like with some of the DSLRs setups you needed an external mic and an additional handle to really film properly with them. ,Where the VX1/2 already had it on lock down without needing to buy extra bits and the audio sounded crisp for skateboarding.

Like I said, though, it all depends on what you're really into.

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I have never seen anything like that video you linked before.. That was something I never thought was possible. 

But about the SD vs HD thing. It all depends on what you like. I like vx but eventually I would like to own an extreme set up one of these days along side with my vx.

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