Shoot out . . . Is anyone waiting for the AG-HVX200 to be released?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by videoguy, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. videoguy

    videoguy Guest

    I'm about to buy the HVR-Z1U because I am totally frustrated by the
    lack of continuity between the Panasonic and Sony cameras. A buddy of
    mine is trying to convince me that the Panasonic AG-HVX200 is the
    answer to all of our problems.

    I've been trying to use the DVX100 in conjunction with my PD170 and am
    pretty pissed that my Sony DSR-20 will not play the tapes that recorded
    at 16bit audio.

    I think I've decided to go with the Sony HVR instead of
    waiting...anyone have a differing opinion?

    The only other bug up my ass is the JVC camera looks very nice! Should
    I try one of these before spending any money?

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    JVC GY-HD100U Price : $ 5,499.95

    GY-HD100U 1/3-Inch 3-CCD Professional HDV Camcorder with 16x Fujinon
    Lens and 24-Frame Progressive Recording

    Sony HVR-Z1U Price : $ 4,900.00

    HVR-Z1U 1/3-Inch 3-CCD HDV Professional Widescreen Mini Camcorder,
    Records and Plays HDV, DVCAM and DV Formats, HD and SD Down Convert,

    Panasonic AG-HVX200 HD Price : $ 5,994.95

    AG-HVX200 HD P2 3-CCD Solid-State Memory Card HD Format Camcorder with
    DVCPro HD Codec, Widescreen Aspect Ratio, 720p, 1080i and 24-Frame HDTV

    Just thought I'd give references to the three cameras I am thinking
    about...the Panasonic claims to have an "overcrank" mode to shoot
    realistic slow mo!
    videoguy, Oct 14, 2005
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    Jona Vark Guest

    It is a far better camera than the Z1U. IMHO. Worth waiting for.

    MY DSR20 has no problem with 16 bit audio.

    Yes. I would have waited. But the cost of the momryh cards are a problem.
    Ither than that the 200 is a far better camera. I've done a few shows with
    the Z1U and I am not really impressed. Especially with the audio.
    JVC only shoots in 720 doesn't it?
    Jona Vark, Oct 14, 2005
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  3. I have been using my DSR20 at home, and another in the office
    for years exclusively doing 16 bit. Never a hint of a problem.

    Difficult to avoid the impression of operator error (?)
    Richard Crowley, Oct 14, 2005
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