Why are old sony DXC-325 s so popular

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I bought an old sony DXC-325 PAL unit at the local auction real cheap. I didn't know what it was and I probably still don't. Im playing around with D8 a bit (it has firewire etc) but with that big lense on the DXC Im wondering if it might be useful somehow. Ive also got a JVC KY-17 with back dirt cheap too. I'd like to make a golf video and maybe short documentaries(no just commentaries I suppose).

Ive looked at a few auction sites and the DXCs are selling for $500 or more. I dont know why; I want to get a few DXC parts too. I dont know what they can do that my little D8 cant. Any advice most appreciated.

-- redmondfox (redmondfox@hotmail.com), May 28, 2002


I love the DXC cameras. Even if you have a steady hand, the small cameras cannot give you a good, stable image handheld, while the DXC can sit on your shoulder all day long. You can also put the big lens on them for those nice long zoom shots. The DXC can easily be converted into a studio camera, something the small digitals cannot do. I could go on and on but the main difference is that the DXCs are designed for pro use while the small digitals can capture pro quality image, are designed for consumers

-- Harrison Chastang (oorfenegro@yahoo.com), February 16, 2003.

I got one it looks great. I need parts for mine

-- Jose Diaz (mrdiaz96@hotmail.com), March 06, 2003.

I bought my dxc-325 from a gentleman in Westminster CA. It is docked to a Panasonic AGC-325 and is great. Does anyone have a good source for an instruction booklet?

-- Kevin Mekeel (mekeelkj@hotmail.com), November 12, 2004.

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