Have any 720p consumer camcorders been announced yet?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by HS Crow, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. HS Crow

    HS Crow Guest

    I know there was a JVC released a while back and Sony has a 1080i at
    an okay price, but, I'm waiting for a 720p for under $2000. Anything
    been announced yet? If it's with a 40GB hard drive, then even better.
    I'm still saving but by early next year...
     
    HS Crow, Sep 16, 2005
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    Frank Guest

    Sony currently offers the HDR-HC1 (NTSC-compatable) and HDR-HC1E
    (PAL-compatable) HDV 1080i camcorders for under USD $2000, but there's
    no HDV 720p product currently available from any source at or below
    that price point. I would expect that JVC is working on something, but
    I wouldn't be surprised if Sharp came out with something first, but
    expect it to be tape-based, not hard disk drive-based, due to cost.

    Of course, if you can convince yourself that HDV 1080i is better than
    HDV 720p *and* save up at a faster rate, early next year you'll be
    able to pick up a Canon XL H1 for under USD $9000. HDV 1080i with 24F
    mode and HD-SDI output!
     
    Frank, Sep 16, 2005
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  3. HS Crow

    HS Crow Guest

    My issue with 1080i is purely the difficulty of displaying and
    handling it. I haven't seen any footage to compare with 720p
     
    HS Crow, Sep 16, 2005
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    Smarty Guest

    Smarty, Sep 17, 2005
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  5. HS Crow

    Frank Guest

    Have any 720p consumer camcorders been announced
    yet?>,

    (Frank wrote:)

    Excellent! With a U.S. MSRP of $3499.95 I had no idea that anyone,
    least of all B&H, was offering the GR-HD1 for anywhere near $2000, let
    alone under $2000 ($1899.95 in this case).

    I may just add that piece of information to my HDV Web page the next
    time I update it.

    Thanks again for pointing this out, and I hope that the original
    poster sees it.

    P.S. I just noticed that JVC's JY-HD10U, which has a U.S. MSRP of
    $3995.00, is being offered by B&H for a mere $2599.95.
     
    Frank, Sep 17, 2005
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  6. HS Crow

    HS Crow Guest

    Thanks, I was aware of the JVC but I'm UK based and I've not seen this
    camera released as a PAL version in the UK.
     
    HS Crow, Sep 17, 2005
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    Smarty Guest

    Not up on UK pricing I'm afraid. Since this camera has been out a very long
    time (years) and the Sony HDV cameras, especially their new (under $2000
    model) has profoundly reshaped the market for HDV, I would assume that the
    UK dealers would be selling the JVC 720p camera at a low price also.

    Smarty
     
    Smarty, Sep 17, 2005
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  8. HS Crow

    HS Crow Guest

    No, I don't think it was ever released in the UK
     
    HS Crow, Sep 17, 2005
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    Frank Guest

    Have any 720p consumer camcorders been announced
    yet?>,
    How about the JVC GR-PD1? It's a PAL-like 50 Hz 720p HDV camcorder
    with a 2500 (pound sterling) list price but sells for under 2200 in
    the U.K.

    You can find reviews of it at the following two URLs.

    JVC GR-PD1 review and test from Computer Video Magazine
    http://www.computervideo.net/mar04-1.html

    JVC GR-PD1 at ZDNet UK Reviews
    http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/camcorders/0,39023805,39118144,00.htm

    Walters Photo Video has the GR-PD1 for 1999.99.

    JVC GR-PD1 @ Walters Photo Video
    http://www.waltersphotovideo.co.uk/details.php?id=GR-PD1&productname1=JVC GR-PD1

    And here's a link to the product on the JVC U.K. Web site.

    JVC UK - Product Centre - GR-PD1EK
    http://www.jvc.co.uk/product.php?id=GR-PD1EK&catid=11

    Regards,
     
    Frank, Sep 17, 2005
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