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Old January 25th, 2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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New HDV cam: Sony HDR-HC3

Details of this new upcoming HDV Sony model have leaked out.

it's basically a smaller, cheaper, lighter HDV camera. Retains most of HC1 functionality. No zoom/focus ring though. 5lux min.illumination, f1.8.
1080i, 25Mbps, weighs about 500grms, looks a bit like new Sony SR100.

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Old January 25th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #2
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Looks pretty nice. Very consumer, but nice. I've got to hand it to Sony, they've done a great job of introducing quality HD product at - I can't believe I'm saying this about Sony - reasonable prices. I bet this new cam will street for just over a grand. I'm not a big Sony fan, but glad to see them bringing the price down on HDV.

Man, I can just feel it, Canon's HDV Optura has just got to be around the corner. Man, I know its not how they run things, but would it really kill them to leak a little bit of info? Just a teeny tiny hint?
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Old January 25th, 2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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Man, I can just feel it, Canon's HDV Optura has just got to be around the corner. Man, I know its not how they run things, but would it really kill them to leak a little bit of info? Just a teeny tiny hint?
I know what you mean, I'd like to see Canon unleash at least 2 different HD/HDV cams at NAB. Same goes for Panny.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 08:32 PM   #4
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That explains why when I was on a few shopping sites yesterday they were showing FX1 and HC1 as discontinued, I thought it was because they were cutting back on their HDV lineup, now it all makes sense.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 08:37 PM   #5
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I know what you mean, I'd like to see Canon unleash at least 2 different HD/HDV cams at NAB. Same goes for Panny.
You might not want to get your hopes too high for Panasonic consumer HD. I don't remember where, but I recall an interview with a Panasonic honcho and I think he said they'd be entering the consumer HD market in 2007. Actually made sense since Panna appears to be skipping HDV. I'd guess they'll release a solid state Mpeg4 HD cam in 07 then. Man, wish I could remember where that interview was... I think it was a CES article over at www.news.com.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 11:58 PM   #6
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Man, I know its not how they run things, but would it really kill them to leak a little bit of info? Just a teeny tiny hint?
Yes, yes it would.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #7
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OK, bit of a surprise, as so many around here thought people crazy fro suggesting that Sony was to release new HD camera to replace FX1.

So this leads to the big question, what is the HC2?
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Old January 26th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #8
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Man, I can just feel it, Canon's HDV Optura has just got to be around the corner. Man, I know its not how they run things, but would it really kill them to leak a little bit of info? Just a teeny tiny hint?
I saw a picture of it last year, I might have posted it in news. There are also pictures of the Panasonic prototypes posted here in the last couple of weeks. The Canon looked like a big silvery thing shaped a bit like the present and a bit like the Panasonic barrel prototype.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 04:11 PM   #9
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Chris , time to add this to the hdv forums ? I esp. interested in the slow motion feature. Kurth
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