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Old March 14th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #31
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Re: Panasonic AC90 & TM900

Hi Mike

The JVC didn't impress me at all ..loks like it has come out of the "Fisher Price" factory ... It would be OK for schools teaching video I guess.

Feature for feature I still think for an under $2K camera, the AC-90 doesn't have any competition at's way ahead of all the others!!

How are you finding the 130???

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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:28 AM   #32
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Re: Panasonic AC90 & TM900

The 130 is a beast Chris... in a good way! I'm out on my first filming mission this weekend, time will tell. I operate one camera, outdoors, and auto features aren't important for me.

I find the 130A to be pretty good with focus etc. I use the one-touch focus a lot, with EVF DTL and Red Focus Assist. I Love the Waveform Monitor! I missed it so much on my Sony after I had the HMC41 a few years back. Picture profiles are something I haven't had to use for a while, so I'm starting with SPARK as per your recommendation and taking it from there. The lens is a delight to use (nice manual zoom).

So far, the only downside I've found is that the servo zoom is noisy if you do a really fast zoom with the rocker or the Lanc control.

And re. the HM70. Looks like JVC are copying the HMC80/81 cameras from Panasonic or those ghastly Sony MC1000-type of cameras. I suspect it's a big, hollow box full of air, just designed to look good. But there's a market for that type of camera, otherwise they wouldn't do it.

It just looks like it's 1988 all over again! <grin>
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