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Old February 15th, 2007, 04:16 AM   #1
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Bogus HV50 (was: Interesting!)

I saw this over at digitalcamcordernews (are we allowed to advertise other sites!) - looks like a 3 chip version of the HV20 - everything else looks pretty much the same, except for the colour/design ?

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/4051/hv50naf3.jpg

Note from Admin: This is a hoax, of course -- confirmed for us by Canon USA at 5:31pm CST 15 Feb 2007 and again at 11:04am CST 16 Feb 2007. See http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....0&postcount=31
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Old February 15th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #2
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Hv50

Fascinating! Note that it's labelled an HV50. Also it offers 18x zoom (as opposed to the HV20's 10x zoom). This is the first I've heard of such a camera.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #3
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Hi,

looks good, but where is the internal mic? Can't see it on the photo.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #4
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Moved from Canon HDV to Area 51. Note that 1080p is *not* part of the HDV specification.

Those would be some tiny little chips to get 18x zoom from a 43mm front... I smell a hoax...
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Old February 15th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #5
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I think you may be right Chris. Note it says 720p also and Canon has never offered 720p have they? Then Again, if you have 1080p why would you need 720p?

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Old February 15th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #6
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It may not be a hoax.

It may not be a hoax. I do not know enough about lens sizees and chips, but the html text and art around the camera says 1080p, but no where on the camera does it say 1080p. But if it's a hoax, nice photshop job.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #7
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There will be a release of a new camera late August to September 2007 for the consumer. My bets are on this one. I have this from a very reliable source.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #8
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Just means that I only buy one HV20 for now! :)

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Hey Lou, you said that two HDV cameras would be released after April 1st in this thread. The HV20 is obviously one of them. Any word on the other one?

Btw, this August marks Canon Inc.'s 70th anniversary.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 09:31 AM   #10
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Looks real ( the photo ) but the surrounding info has to be incorrect. Looks like canon will take over the video market like it has dominated the still market. It would be sooo cool if the 720p was right , coupled with 24/30p . That's what holds me down for the hv20 - no 30p . Don't understand it if the chip is progressive - why canon ? Of course if they give us everything on a consumer camera , who would want an H1 .
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From the same site:

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3558/hv50nue4.jpg

Same picture bit a little clearer.

It is essentially the same as the HV20 but the microphone is missing (???) and the still camera is 5 mega pixels + 3 chip + bigger zoom and a 'cinescan-P' lock switch (??????) - also a bigger eye cup on the view finder.

Look like a real photo to me not a 3D mock up, but who knows maybe it is a hoax ? I think we said the very same thing about the HV20 in the first week or two of the initial rumours ???


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Old February 15th, 2007, 10:03 AM   #12
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Note that 1080p is *not* part of the HDV specification.

But the HV20 does 1080p and that is a HDV camera ?
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From the same site:

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3558/hv50nue4.jpg

Same picture bit a little clearer.
OK, we know it's a fake now. The focal length is still 6.1-61mm, which isn't 18X. Besides, I doubt you could fit 3-CMOS with a prism and an 18X lens in a body like that. They did do a good photoshop job with the eyecup, Cinescan lock switch and the slide lever switch above the flash unit. Or maybe that's all real and they PS'ed some of the markings.
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But the HV20 does 1080p and that is a HDV camera ?
The HV20 does *not* record 1080p. It records 1080i. You could say that the 24fps mode on the HV20 is 1080p24 at the chip, but you've got to realize that it has pulldown and goes to tape as 1080i60. It has to, otherwise it wouldn't be HDV.
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The focal length is still 6.1-61mm, which isn't 18X.
Whether this is a photochop or an actual mockup, you'd think that whoever worked it up would have been more careful about that.
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