AG-DVC30 stills???? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant > Panasonic DV / MX / GS series Assistant

Panasonic DV / MX / GS series Assistant
...and other Panasonic DV camcorders.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 24th, 2004, 10:47 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 207
AG-DVC30 stills????

heh does anyone have or know where i can get some frame grabs and stills from this camera. there isn't a lot of talk around on this camera and if you ask me it looks pretty good. now that the gs-400 is pure dreams i think i want some info on this camera.

Justin
__________________
jlboyle
Justin Boyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2004, 11:02 PM   #2
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 22
I agree! This looks like a gem of a camera:

3 ľ CCDís 410k
16x Zoom (Thatís the equivalent of a 40 Ė 630 zoom in 35mm terms.)
16:9 Ė both letterbox and anamorphic modes
Same A/D converter and RGB gamma processor as the DVX-100A
30fps and CineGamma filter

All in a svelte 2.2 lb package. Thatís a half pound lighter than the GL-2. And considerably smaller: its two inches longer and one inch wider than the DV953. And the kicker is that the DVC30 is made of a sturdy magenesium alloy, rather than plastic like the GL-2s. And at the current price ($2ooo + change at some respectable retailers) itís a tempting upgrade for 953 owners.. However, the camera does NOT take stills (in case you were looking for that capability). Itís CCDís are strictly optimized for video.

I donít know of any video samples available, but there is a good review here:

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/panasonic-ag-dvc30-camcorder-review.htm

// Ric
Richard Brennan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2004, 11:36 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 207
Thanks for that mate. unfortunately there hasn't been a lot of talk in these forums of these cameras. there was a little bit when it first came out but nothing since. i do a search in all of dvinfo and nothing much. The lens sounds good. i wonder what limitations it has because of its size. I don't think that it has made it to australia and considering the interest it has gotten in the states i would be surprised if it ever did.

Justin
__________________
jlboyle
Justin Boyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2004, 09:32 AM   #4
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Mendota Heights, MN
Posts: 19
FWIW the PAL version is sold as the AG-DVC32.
Gary Garner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2004, 09:54 PM   #5
Tourist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 4
here you go

http://www.cocoonspace.com/photo/040402/index.html

Don't ask how :)

Here is the original website that linked this one:

http://homepage.mac.com/Kakuito/iblog/SoMuchInLife/B1199311744/C91299427/E1874682662/

starting to like this camera more and more -- thinking about either getting the pdx10 or the dvc 30 now
Stan Rigazzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2004, 08:05 AM   #6
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 1,415
Quote:
thinking about either getting the pdx10 or the dvc 30 now
Same here but price and lack of high resolution widescreen mode keep me leaning more towards the PDX10. Currently B&H has the PDX10 for $1850 and the DVC30 for $2300. Then when you add the XLR adapter to the DVC30 (included with the PDX10) you're right at $2535 and thats almost a $700 difference between the two.
Tommy Haupfear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2004, 11:27 AM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC. Canada
Posts: 209
didn't you already own a pdx Tommy?
Tavis Shaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2004, 11:44 AM   #8
Tourist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 4
<<<-- Originally posted by Tommy Haupfear : Same here but price and lack of high resolution widescreen mode keep me leaning more towards the PDX10. Currently B&H has the PDX10 for $1850 and the DVC30 for $2300. Then when you add the XLR adapter to the DVC30 (included with the PDX10) you're right at $2535 and thats almost a $700 difference between the two. -->>>

I know what you mean, but I'm planning on selling this baby once new Sony HD cameras come out. I am going to Russia for 3 months, and need a very sturdy camera which DVC30's body seems to be. Thought about the dvc80 but 6 inches longer :( So dvc30 seemed like a perfect choice to me. In addition I would love the xlr but lugging the extra items for me is really not an option... 16:9 is of course a loss but other features of this camera outweight it for me personally...

Ordered it from profeelvideo.com for 1977.75. Should be here Tuesday.
Stan Rigazzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2004, 12:34 PM   #9
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Centreville Va
Posts: 1,828
doesn't the pdx10 only have 1/6 inch ccds? Problems with low light, like other 1/6 inch ccd cams?

seems the dvc30 would compare more with a GL2, but with manual controls?
Joe Carney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2004, 12:39 PM   #10
Tourist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 4
<<<-- Originally posted by Joe Carney : doesn't the pdx10 only have 1/6 inch ccds? Problems with low light, like other 1/6 inch ccd cams?

seems the dvc30 would compare more with a GL2, but with manual controls? -->>>

it has 1/4.7" ccds

yeah dvc30 is better in lowlight.. we'll see how it goes when I get the camera I'll be sure to post my experiences
Stan Rigazzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2004, 01:26 PM   #11
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 1,415
Quote:
and need a very sturdy camera which DVC30's body seems to be.
I have yet to hold a DVC30 but my PDX10 was built like a tank.

If I didn't shoot exclusively widescreen and had extra money I would consider the DVC30 which appears to be a very upscale DV953 (which in itself is a great cam).

The DVC30 will definitely have GL2'ish low light performance and thats the reason it lacks a quality 16:9 mode with its low pixel count per CCD.

I'm still holding out for a native widescreen 1/3" 3CCD under $3000. I dont' have high hopes for anything Sony, 3CCD, and HDV with a price less than $5000.
Tommy Haupfear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2004, 03:55 PM   #12
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Centreville Va
Posts: 1,828
At the risk of being flamed, have you considered the
jvc gy-dv300? 1/3 inch chips, cinema like gamma...
built in xlr connections. Has 52mm front so there are anamorphic attachments for it.

Has poor autofocus, but in manual mode people who use it seem to like it.

the gy-dv300 is going cheaper than the dvc30 in some places.
It's listing for 2100 US at BandH.
Joe Carney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2004, 04:47 PM   #13
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Deep South, U.S.
Posts: 1,381
My DVC30 will arrive next week. Can't wait to learn all its features and maximize its potential.

Mark
Mark Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2004, 05:27 PM   #14
Tourist
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 4
<<<-- Originally posted by Joe Carney : At the risk of being flamed, have you considered the
jvc gy-dv300? 1/3 inch chips, cinema like gamma...
built in xlr connections. Has 52mm front so there are anamorphic attachments for it.

Has poor autofocus, but in manual mode people who use it seem to like it.

the gy-dv300 is going cheaper than the dvc30 in some places.
It's listing for 2100 US at BandH. -->>>

yeah I've looked at it also ... going for about the same thing as dvc80 -- yet both are 4 inches longer and 1lb heavier than dvc30

if not for that would have loved to take the dvc80 with me :)
Stan Rigazzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2004, 05:52 PM   #15
Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Santiago, Chile
Posts: 932
> Same here but price and lack of high resolution
> widescreen mode keep me leaning more towards the PDX10.

Hmm yes but the '30, if it has proscan, will provide a very interesting competition, because you lose resolution to interlacing and through a vertical LPF in the PDX10. Better low light, less smear... we need somebody to report in the '30's performance in progressive scan.
__________________
Ignacio RodrŪguez in the third world. @micronauta on Twitter. Main hardware: brain, eyes, hands.
Ignacio Rodriguez is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant > Panasonic DV / MX / GS series Assistant

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:22 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network