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.

    Cheers

    Juani
     
    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
    camera?

    Does anybody have this specific cam?
     
    Juan Parra, Sep 30, 2003
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  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
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  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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