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Old February 15th, 2003, 02:54 AM   #1
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AG-DVC80 various topics

For introduction at NAB 2003, Panasonic unveiled the AG-DVC80, a new 3-CCD DV Proline camcorder featuring precision wide-angle Leica Dicomar lens.

Offering the same body style and many of the same innovative features as its immensely-popular AG-DVX100 24p/30p/60i camcorder, the new AG-DVC80 DV Proline series 3-CCD camcorder is focused on 480i/60 (NTSC) applications. The ultra-compact 4.2-pound unit is equipped with 1/3" 410,000-pixel 3-CCD imagers that deliver more than 500 lines of horizontal resolution (a 25% picture quality improvement over analog VHS), low smear and flare, and low light performance of 3 lux (at +18dB).

The unit is equipped with a precision f1.6 wide-angle zoom lens (4.5mm to 45m) allowing a shooter to be extremely close to the action without the added weight, expense, inconvenience and distortion of an add-on adapter.

Manual controls include Servo/Manual Zoom (with stops and barrel markings) Its advanced optical image stabilization delivers superb picture quality and minimizes jitter, so hand-held shots and video taken from moving vehicles appear smooth and steady.

Its two, easy-to-view displays -- a large, centrally-located pivoting electronic viewfinder for left or right eye use, and a flip-out, 270-degree, 3.5" LCD panel -- makes shooting with the AG-DVC80 simple from overhead or from low angles. Superimposed audio metering is available on both the flip out LCD panel and viewfinder.

The AG-DVC80 offers a comprehensive list of standard performance features including six scene files and two user-assignable functions; S-Video, video and stereo audio inputs and outputs; pre-cleaning heads and auto head cleaning to maximize reliability.

The well-balanced camcorder can capture pictures in the conventional 4:3 aspect ratio and 16:9 aspect ratio letterbox modes. The unit offers16-bit/48kHz digital audio with two-channel, built-in XLR inputs; phantom power supply (48V); manual audio volume controls (ch1/ch2 independent), and Line/Mic switchability.

The camcorder's standard accessories include 1.6Ah battery, AC adapter/charger, microphone holder, remote control, shoulder strap, lens cap, cleaning tape and instruction manual.

The AG-DVC80 will be available in June at a suggested list price of $3,295.
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Old February 15th, 2003, 06:21 PM   #2
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Fascinating development. Thanks, Steve!
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Old February 17th, 2003, 11:50 PM   #3
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That should be interesting. I wonder if it'll have a decent widescreen.
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Old February 18th, 2003, 11:17 PM   #4
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<<<-- Originally posted by Frank Granovski : That should be interesting. I wonder if it'll have a decent widescreen. -->>>

Same as DVX100.
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Old February 20th, 2003, 12:57 AM   #5
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There's a single chip HD Sony coming out? Things are starting to move along....
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Old May 11th, 2003, 11:58 PM   #6
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hi Steve; any of these cameras available yet?

where can i get one in Canada?

thanks a bunch.

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Old May 12th, 2003, 02:52 AM   #7
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Not 'til June.
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Old May 22nd, 2003, 08:13 PM   #8
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DVC80, Myth or Reality?

What ever happened to the DVC80? Back in April, Chris wrote:

"[Quote from Steve] << The DVX100 lets me live in a 24fps world without lots of pre and post production fussing. More time for the fun, creative stuff, less time trying to make stuff 24fps progressive. >>

Well, I would have to call that the bottom line right there, and an excellent way to sum up your decision to choose the DVX100.

As for myself, someone who doesn't need 24p, I've been giving serious thought to the DVC80. But that's for another thread.


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Well, this is "The Thread". What about it folks, has anyone used this cam? Comments? Opinions? Que passo?

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Old May 22nd, 2003, 09:04 PM   #9
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Fear not, Nick :) here ya go

http://www.panasonic.com/PBDS/subcat..._ag-dvc80.html
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 05:01 PM   #10
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Thanks Kevin, but I was wondering if anyone has actually used one of these new puppies.

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Old May 23rd, 2003, 05:15 PM   #11
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Anyway, they're not yet available here.
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Old June 25th, 2003, 02:29 PM   #12
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DVX100 vs DVC80

I go hybernate for a few months and a whole new camcorder shows up...
I know nothing of this DVC80. I first thought it was the PAL version of the DVX100, but after a cursory web search, found that it seems to be a more robust version for ENG field-work.
At any rate, what are the differences between the DVX100 and DVC80?

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Old June 25th, 2003, 04:13 PM   #14
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Now I know

Ok; so basically, it's the DVX w/o my two favorite featrues:)
Thanks Stephen.
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Old June 25th, 2003, 04:42 PM   #15
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