Which Cameras Have 16:9 CCD Dimension?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Juan Parra, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Juan Parra

    Juan Parra Guest

    Hi guys

    Which prosumer cameras have CCDs with actual
    16:9 aspect ratio? I heard the XL1 and the PD150
    are some of them.


    Juan Parra, Sep 29, 2003
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  2. Juan Parra

    David Mullen Guest

    Until recently, the cheapest cameras with true 16:9 CCD's were the JVC
    GY-DV700 and the Sony DSR500. Now there are the two JVC Mini-HD camcorders,
    the JV-H10U and the GR-HD1.

    There is also the Sony PDX10, which has a mega-pixel CCD design which allows
    you to use the same average number of pixels for a 4:3 or 16:9 recording.

    David Mullen
    David Mullen, Sep 29, 2003
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  3. Juan Parra

    Juan Parra Guest

    Thanks David

    Have you tested the PDX10? What's the good word on this

    Does anybody have this specific cam?
    Juan Parra, Sep 30, 2003
  4. It is very similar to the TRV950, a camcorder I have very
    mixed feelings about. I'm about two days into trying one
    out, and may write a review later on it - but I MUCH prefer
    the VX2000...
    David Ruether, Oct 1, 2003
  5. I have one, and likewise have mixed feelings about the thing. We
    got talked into getting it as a superior alternative to the VX2000 --
    XLR audio and DVCAM, plus the future use of 16:9. I am overall quite
    happy with the camera itself -- it is quite good for what it does --
    except in comparison to the VX2000 or the PD100 (which we declined
    based on price, and the suggestion that the PDX10 was using enough new
    tech to make it a fair replacement).

    OTOH, it is good in decent light, and normally you want to shoot in
    good light anyway if you can. The included mike is a good one, the
    audio seems nice and clean.

    I haven't actually used the 16:9 mode for anything real. I figure
    that alone is a fair justification for picking it, but only if you're
    going to shoot a lot in that format. I see it as a good future
    option, with more people having widescreen TV and DVD players.
    Jeffery S. Jones, Oct 1, 2003
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