"Not really better than JVC HD10, but cost much more"
12 January 2005
Pros: Heavy, well balanced.
Cons: 3 chips sounds good, however the picture quality is similar to JVC HD10, and cost $1000 more, which makes the value lower...No progressive recording, this is even worse than JVC HD set. Not real HD resolution, only 1070k pixels, real HD needs close to 200
Pros: Nice clear picture, most of the time. Low light was a little troublesome.Features, nothing really new here. Nice manual controls. Nice to have DV and HDV in one place. Good placement of viewscreen, I liked the new approach.
Cons: No XLR audio, not even a way to add XLR??? No true 24p??? Sound quality isn't great, volume set above 5 picks up all camera handling noise, even a finger gently touching it! Major amount of money needed just to upgrade all equipment to handle HD. $5000 in