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Old May 1st, 2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Still no HM100 in the US?

Does anybody in the US have them in stock yet? I have an order with BH but no dice so far. Also: Does anybody know what the difference between the US model and the European model is?
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Old May 1st, 2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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I compared the specs page on the two models, and it appeared there were no differences, except in the order details were listed.

It seems the only difference is the markings, the manual, etc. I don't know if there is any recording capability on the camera that would have to be disabled for European import. (i.e. some feature that has tax on it causing two product numbers and price levels like with the HD100.)

I also had an order with B&H, but since I needed the camera this coming week and for some reason JVC is silent on actual release date in the U.S., I canceled the order. I believe I may still buy the camera, but I will wait until it is actually released. and we see how it works out in the real world.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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Does anybody in the US have them in stock yet? I have an order with BH but no dice so far. Also: Does anybody know what the difference between the US model and the European model is?
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When did you place your order at BH? I placed mine on 4/25.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 02:33 PM   #4
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I pre-ordered (and paid) the HM100 from B&H on January 30. I canceled the order this week.

I suppose its normal for JVC to keep everything secret from end users, but I am surprised that the dealers don't have any info about when the cameras will actually be available.

Wednesday B&H was still saying the end of April, which obviously is past... unless its April 2010.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 01:02 AM   #5
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I put my order in even before Jack...
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Old May 4th, 2009, 03:14 AM   #6
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When you do get it post an update since you will probably be one of the first.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #7
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I just checked with BH and they say they expect a shipment by the end of the week. Donīt know how reliable that information is though...
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Old May 6th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #8
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B&H has them now

B&H has them now, I just ordered one, to arrive on Thursday, whoopee!
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #9
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #10
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Finally my order got shipped out too. Should be here on Friday, if UPS doesnīt screw things up...
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:38 PM   #11
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I got mine this morning and I am really impressed. It was smaller than I thought it would be but the image quality was higher then I thought it would be. Very nice and wonderful. The shotgun mic is alright but the preamps in the camera are pretty good so adding a nicer mic will really make it great. I have only played with it for a few hours and it will take a few real jobs to really understand it but so far it is great.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 12:41 AM   #12
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I held one in my hands this morning. Texas Media Systems has a few in stock here in Austin Texas.

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Old May 7th, 2009, 04:34 PM   #13
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I just got it this morning, shipped overnight from B&H.

So far my initial impressions:

Actually a bit bigger than I thought, but much lighter than I thought it would be, a little over 2 lbs, so that's nice.

Of course the main reason I got this camera is the CCD sensors (no jellocam like my EX1) So my main opinion of the camcorder will be the image quality, which I don't know yet because I haven't shot anything with it yet.

A couple things I don't like so far - Zoom rocker is cheezy and the zoom behavior isn't as smooth as I want, no histogram, display has a lot of info I don't need, or nothing, no exposure percentage area, no continuous aperture control (it's a little up/down switch), the LCD could be higher res, no magnified focus helper.

Thinks I do like: Seems fairly ergonomic, overall feels solid but not too heavy, like the hood and the bayonet works without having to separately unscrew something, it twists off but also seems solid, the focus assist is kind of cool, makes everything black and white except for the in-focus peaking.

I'll have more comments later. The 2 things that made me want this camera: The CCD Sensors, and the XDCAM EX codec workflow -- even easier than the EX1, can drag and drop into FCP! (haven't tried it yet but I think it will work fine). As long as the image is acceptable everything else is gravy.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #14
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Old May 9th, 2009, 03:32 PM   #15
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For the 5 or so people in the world who now own the HM100...would you say the "performance per pound" (PPP) of this camera is unmatched by any other camera, bar none? I'm willing to put up with some quirky stuff like the iris being controlled by a wheel on the rear and the focus ring being an infinite spin if its image is amazing. Or do you think the Scarlet will blow this camera out of the water with the PPP equation above?
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