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Old October 7th, 2011, 12:28 AM   #16
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I wish the battery would be a lot more 'heavy duty'. It doesn't last very long and I had to get the Anton Bauer Elipz to get a decent duration for event coverage. Does the 150 share the same battery?
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Old October 7th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #17
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Yes, all the accesories, battery, lens adapters, etcl are the same for 150 and 100.
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Old October 13th, 2011, 01:33 PM   #18
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Hello,

I am new to JVC as all my video cameras to date have been SONY. I await the HM150U as I see that it will have buttons for manual shooting rather than menu items. This is important to me. I noticed that in a review of the previous HM100 that a manual shutter control existed on the rear of the camera. Maybe I have missed it, but in reading the info available for the HM150U, I did not see anything about shutter control on the camera body. Will there be such a control element on the 150U as I have read there is on the 100?
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Old October 13th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #19
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I own a HM100U.

The shutter control on the HM150 is in the same place as the HM100. Rear button.
The HM150 now has Iris control up front near the Gain switch.

The HM150 has many more buttons for funcitons than the HM150.
HM100 had 3 user definable buttons, the HM150 has 6.

The HM150 is more "pro" and less "consumer" than the HM100.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 11:14 PM   #20
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Anyone tried one? :) How is the zoom... ? And how does the iris control feel? (It looks a bit amateur, a little wheel like the dvx100- but that worked ok.) The iris control on the hm100 seemed, in the viewfinder, to operate in visible half-stops, though this wasn't as apparent in footage.
A smooth iris control and decent zoom (that means: smooth take-off and stop, and NEVER 'jumping' between speeds) would make this a great option for what I'm doing.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:50 PM   #21
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I have read the manual posted on the JVC website.
The zoom can be assigned speeds -2 -1 0 +1 on the little stick on the screen and via remote control.

Not sure they changed the iris, it is 1/3 stops.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 05:37 AM   #22
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Assignable zoom speeds is a little worrying. What one really wants is a nice smooth control, not a range of speeds assigned on a dial or menu. Still hoping :)
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Old November 6th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #23
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I would like to see side by side footage from the 100 and the 150.

I being someone who bought a 100 in late July !

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Old November 8th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #24
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Assignable zoom speeds is a little worrying. What one really wants is a nice smooth control, not a range of speeds assigned on a dial or menu. Still hoping :)
Rob, the rocker switch is still fully variable. You can do smooth zooms with it.

I was refering to the little knob on the screen. It used to be one speed only. Now you can ajust the speed of the knob. The rocker is always variable.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 08:02 PM   #25
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"the rocker speed is still fully variable"-
Hm. When I tested one, it was far from smooth. It stopped and started abruptly, and while zooming, instead of changing speed smoothly, jumped (noticably) at points I didn't seem able to control from one of the three speeds to the next.
Maybe it was set up wrong?! Or I was doing it wrong, I've only been an operator for 20 years :)
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 12:15 AM   #26
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Ok, the Rocker is just like the HM100. Sounds like you don't like it.

I meant it is nice to be able to assign differents speeds to the knob on the fold-out screen.
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