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Old January 17th, 2003, 10:29 PM   #1
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DV852 vs. DVX100

Repost from my thread at dv.com, figured you guys might be interested.

I just got the DV852, and shot a resolution test chart. Here are the results.

DV852 -- 0db
http://home.inreach.com/bobinick/852interlace.jpg

DVX100 (interlaced) -- 0db, normal gamma, normal matrix, -4 detail
http://home.inreach.com/bobinick/dvxinterlaced.jpg

DVX100 (progressive) -- 30p, 0db, normal gamma, normal matrix, "0" detail
http://home.inreach.com/bobinick/dvxprogressive.jpg

While it isn't fair to compare a $1000 camera to a $3000 camera, at least you can see what the difference is.

Note: the visible lines running through the picture are due to my cheap printer. The chart is still acurate to 800 lines though.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 07:33 PM   #2
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Thanks, PlasmaSMP, the info is pretty interesting!

Being B&W, the resolution test shows that the MX8 (DV852) isn't too far from a professional camera! However, the MX8 will lose big time in colour comparison to the DVX100.

This is very reassuring to me, that I had a good cam for a very long time of 10 months before selling it for a 3CCD cam.

Lastly, the reddish colour on the MX8 results (852), is that your printer or incorrect white balance on the cam. My ex-MX8 in auto white balance gave very similar white balance to my MX350 (equivalent to 952).
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Old January 19th, 2003, 07:36 PM   #3
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The MX350 has 3, 1/4" CCDs, whereas the PV-DV952 has 3, 1/6" CCDs. They are a way different, I think. The PV is based on the MX2000 and MX2500.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 09:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for the correection, Frank.

I remember you telling me about the difference between the 952 and the 350 in DV.com. That's why I always use 'equivalent'. From what I know, the body and features are the same, just that the 952 is NTSC and using the small 1/6" CCDs.

Sad to say, you N.A. folks got it bad to have a lower-end CCD.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 10:52 PM   #5
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"Sad to say, you N.A. folks got it bad to have a lower-end CCD"

Yes, Panasonic wanted to break us in early for those 1/6" CCDs. Mind you, the MX2000 came out in PALSville before we had a chance to turn up our noses at it. I heard that it was a real poor seller. Here, consumers don't know any better. They buy whatever the salesperson tells 'em to buy. Go figure.
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Old January 23rd, 2003, 01:49 AM   #6
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I have a few more (quick and simple) frame grabs from the DV852 here.

http://www.pbase.com/plasmasmp/dv852

I hope to get some more comparison shots later. Too busy at the moment.
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Old February 13th, 2003, 03:50 AM   #8
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I'll gladly have a MX5000 today, then spend a year's salary on something that will be obsolete tomorrow.

http://www.dvfreak.com/pana_mx5.htm
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