There was a lot of curiosity as to what my new camera would be and it kept a lot of folks guessing as seen in my Reader Contest post Guess My New Camera, Win A Print. No one guessed the exact model (Sony HXR-MC1), but a few did guess I had my eye on a video camera. The one subtle… well not so subtle hint was the domain of my store/gallery site http://www.jmg-stock-photo-video.com. So why the Sony HXR-MC1?
The Sony HXR-MC1is a High Definition 1080 Point of View (POV) video camera. POV being the key component that caught my interest. The camera has only been out a month or so and is built in such a fashion that I can extend my creativity to explore unorthodox perspectives. As modeled by one of my photo assistants (see below), the camera has a compact lens unit tethered to a remote control unit with a touch screen. By no means is this camera perfect. I’m used to much sharper image quality particularly on the wide end, but its a start as its highly mobile and light weight. I’m looking forward to deconstructing my view of the world to identify new perspectives. Expect to see a little more video in the future along with my still photography.
Oh finally I should note that while no one guessed the exact model of my new camera I’ll give Nelcha and Jeremy Joubert a tie for the win. E-mail me directly what image you’d like for your 12×18 print along with your mailing address. To everyone who took part in the contest… Thanks. This won’t be the last so stay tuned.
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