Sony Handycam pj540 or Canon vixia r52?

jmhafh

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Need to replace old sony Handycam asap. Is the pj540 really worth the extra $? Mainly using for school concerts, plays, and vacation. Need good low light and sound quality. Any advice?
 

kenrivers

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In my opinion the answer is no, the Sony PJ540 is not worth the extra money. Unless you are really going to use the projector feature I would go with the Canon. Sony's don't have a good reputation for low-light performance. Between the two the Canon has a slightly larger sensor which will help with low-light performance.
 

kenrivers

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In my opinion the answer is no, the Sony PJ540 is not worth the extra money. Unless you are really going to use the projector feature I would go with the Canon. Sony's don't have a good reputation for low-light performance. Between the two the Canon has a slightly larger sensor which will help with low-light performance.
 

jmhafh

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Thank you. I appreciate your advice. I only hesitated because I have an old F17 sony camera with nightshot and loved it. But I will go with Canon for my video. My brother has a Canon and is happy with it. I just wanted some advice backed by experience. Thank you for your reply.
 
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