Originally Posted by Diogo Athouguia
That's because Sony always dictates the rules in Europe, I know few people who work with Panasonic DVCPRO50 cameras here in Portugal. Everyone owns a DVCAM, when I say to some clients that I have a DV camera they ask me if I can get a Pro DVCAM one... than I start explaining that DV and DVCAM is basically the same.
I know - sometimes you just want to shout "DV and DVCAM is EXACTLY the same". It is just written further apart on a faster spinning tape to minimize chance on drop-outs. Next time, I think I have to tell those people that it is like a book (DV) and the same book in larger print (DVCAM). Less mistakes when reading - EXACTLY the same information...
Anyhow SONY has dominated the professional marked here (in Belgium), but that seems to be over by now. I notice that in Germany as well: JVC is doing very, very well the last few years in Belgium and Germany. The Netherlands seems to be sticking to SONY more (especially in the lower end market: Dutchmen refusing to give up their Sony DSR300 -or even DSR250- for a JVC GY-DV5100 or JVC GY-HD100 e.g. - go figure...)