Looking for another 16:9 camera to complement my PDX10 : Perhaps the SONY PC103 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony TRV950 / PDX10 Companion

Sony TRV950 / PDX10 Companion
...plus TRV900, PD100A and other Sony DV camcorders.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 5th, 2003, 03:21 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 90
Looking for another 16:9 camera to complement my PDX10 : Perhaps the SONY PC103

Hello all

Does anyone know if the new Sony PC103 (single chipper) is true 16:9 as
opposed to

1. standard cropping; or
2. 'improved 16:9' as the sony marketing people say it is

I own a PDx10 with true 16:9 and was looking for a second 16:9 camera
that would allow me to shoot the same event with 2 cameras in true 16:9
ratio.

In addition, when I don't want to bring the PDX10 out, I can bring a
smaller camera (maybe the new PC103) and be able to use the footage
filmed on this in 16:9 with other material already in the can from the
PDx10. (Obviously the mixing and matching with normal 4:3 would not be
good!!)

At a UK street price of under 600, I am very tempted.

Thanks P
__________________
Sony PDX10 by 2, DRS-11, Dual G5, FCX, DVDSP and Logic Plat.
www.VarsityMusicVideo.com
Patrick Grealy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2003, 10:54 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: SF, Ca
Posts: 421
Panasonic gs100
Michael Struthers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 11th, 2003, 10:51 PM   #3
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 1,415
If the PC103 is the same as the PC105 then you're in luck as it uses the same type of low resolution loss widescreen mode as the PDX10. It also gives a 14% wider viewing angle like the PDX10.
Tommy Haupfear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 12th, 2003, 01:11 AM   #4
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston, MA (travel frequently)
Posts: 837
Canon Optura Xi's new "High Resolution 16:9" Mode is a TRUE High Detail 16:9 Mode!

Please do also check out the new Canon Optura Xi with DIGIC DV. The combination of it's 1/3.4" 2.0 megapixel (1752 x 1258) CCD, Optical Image Stabilization, RGB Primary color filtering, a real manually-focusable lens (Canon optics) and a real manual exposure mode (plus AUTO, AV, TV, High Background, Color Night Mode and Color Super Night Mode), Zebra Pattern, DIGIC DV (cool) and true "High Resolution" 16:9 mode yields a very sweet looking image, easily comparable to camcorders costing a lot more.

I have personally seen the output of the Optura Xi using the new "16:9 High Resolution Mode" and was taken aback by the quality and detail in the image. Lots of nice features.
http://canondv.com/opturaxi/f.html

Advanced Photo Features, Manual Audio Level Control, built-in super-fast recycling flash (continous shooting mode!), 3.5" color LCD screen, MPEG-4 Movie Mode, Advanced Accessory Shoe and many more features.

Definitely worth taking a look at. Take a look at the Tentoe Interactive Video and download the .pdf brochure.

I want one.

- don
__________________
DONALD BERUBE - noisybrain. Productions, LLC
Director Of Photography/ Producer/ Consultant
http://noisybrain.com/donbio.html
CREATE and NETWORK with http://www.bosfcpug.org
and also http://fcpugnetwork.org
Don Berube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 12th, 2003, 08:31 AM   #5
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 1,415
Yeah the Optura Xi looks nice but its price is very close to 3CCD cams like the DV953 and PDX10.

The PC105 can be had for half price of the yet to be released Xi.
Tommy Haupfear 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 > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony TRV950 / PDX10 Companion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:22 AM.


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