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The 4K DVX200 plus previous Panasonic Pro Line cams: DVX100A, DVC60, DVC30.

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Old October 29th, 2003, 07:16 AM   #16
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I'm really shocked you found the Streamcorder to be a poor performer as many people feel it has the greatest dynamic range and shadow detail abilities of any of the consumer grade 3ccd cams available. It also is boasted as a sharp shooter and super's biggest drawbacks are plastic construction (externally) and non-removeable lens never became a popular camcorder but i did allot of research on it and it consistently impresses reviwers who test it.
(that plastic body killed it)

I myself just picked up a DVC80 as I really like the form factor, large LCD and Leica lens- but I would respect any videographer holding a JVC Streamcorder.
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Old October 29th, 2003, 05:50 PM   #17
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Steve, perhaps I had a lemon then? I've had other similar coments from colleages that tried it. Although not as harsh as I on the "poor performer" part, but we all agreed as you did, that the Fisher Price constuction of the Streamcorder really doesn't do it justice.
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Old October 31st, 2003, 08:22 AM   #18
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Thanks to everyone for the input.

Given the price, I think I'm leaning toward the DVC80, but let me ask one more question.

For my intended uses (which do not include converting the footage to film) how beneficial would progressive shooting (versus interlaced) be?
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Old October 31st, 2003, 08:36 AM   #19
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24P does give a distinctive 'look' that can apply to more than film production. The DVX also offers more image controls than the DVC80. These controls, however, require more setup in my opinion. The DVX100 is a tweakable camera in that you can really adjust the image a lot more than other cameras in it's range but, this requires time and more effort. Therefore, If "run and gun" is your typical application then a lot of the DVX100 features will be lost on your application. The DVC80 would work fine for that.

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