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Old December 3rd, 2006, 01:58 PM   #1
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jvc-gy5000u camera

have the chance to get a jvc-gy5000u camera (w/ low drum hrs-cheap!!) it comes with a canon yh16x7krs lense..what can anyone tell me about this camera...dependable? good in low light? is this a fairly 'wide lense'?? any help would be appreciated...thanks.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 02:06 PM   #2
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We have two of them (same lens too).

As far as low light- they cannont be beat. We use them for weddings and events as I am contiuously astounded by what they are able to do in low light. I grew up on Sony DSR-300's- while not as durable (or heavy) the image quality is the same.

The lens is not very wide- but for weddings- it has not been an issue.

How much?
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 02:11 PM   #3
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camera body,lens,tripod plate and viewfinder(apparently a lot of these are sold without a viewfinder, so the seller made a point of 'stressing' this) anyway, complete:$3,000.00...very clean.low drum hours...seem like a fair price to you??
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 02:29 PM   #4
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camera body,lens,tripod plate and viewfinder(apparently a lot of these are sold without a viewfinder, so the seller made a point of 'stressing' this) anyway, complete:$3,000.00...very clean.low drum hours...seem like a fair price to you??
I would say that is a very fair price. We bought ours in mid 2005 for about $7K each. The only downside is that they are 4:3 only. They will shoot in letterboxed 16:9 but who does that?

Also- you will want to replace the mic with something better. The supplied mic, as with all pro cameras, is really just a place holder. That said- it is functional.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 02:39 PM   #5
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thanks for the input...i already have an hd-110 for the better shoots...just need something like this for quick stuff and renting out..
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 02:48 PM   #6
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hey justin ...do you know what the filter diameter is on the canon lense?? 72mm? 88mm? just curious..check you're email..im going to send you a lengthier message, if thats ok..
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 02:57 PM   #7
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Here's a very positive little story from a user of this camera:
http://www.studiodaily.com/studiomon...dies/5341.html
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 03:05 PM   #8
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very cool jack...thanks for the read...i just posted a new thread on the sight concerning lense width..take a peek...any knowledge you might have in this area would be greatly helpful..you responded to an earlier post of mine in the area today..thanks
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Old December 4th, 2006, 03:37 AM   #9
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I've had that lens. I believe it's just 72 mm diameter. A GY-DV5000 for $3000 is a steal if it's in good condition.

These cams are always with viewfinders, but the VF-116 viewfinder is a lot better than the 'standard' VF-115. Perhaps the seller meant to say there's a VF-116 on it?
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