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Old August 26th, 2013, 07:47 AM   #16
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Re: Jvc GYHM600 vs Sony PMW-EX1r

Not to push the HM600 since you seem to not want it but the battery situation is very different these days. I can film a two hour event on one battery with plenty to spare on the HM600. My memory of the ex1 is that you would need at least two for a similar situation.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #17
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Re: Jvc GYHM600 vs Sony PMW-EX1r

Not sure what the issue is with batteries. last time I looked another battery was well under $200us and the battery has been at least 3+ hours.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #18
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Re: Jvc GYHM600 vs Sony PMW-EX1r

Friend of mine picked up a used HM600 and mentioned that he had to charge the battery in the camera. Is that right? The HM600 doesn't come with an external charger?
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Old August 27th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #19
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Re: Jvc GYHM600 vs Sony PMW-EX1r

That's correct. There is an external charger available that charges two batteries if I am not mistaken.
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Re: Jvc GYHM600 vs Sony PMW-EX1r

I've been working daily with EX1 for 2 years and recently switched to HM600. I am pleasantly surprised in JVC's performance, i love working with it and my own subjective opinion is that by no way it is inferior to Sony for what i do. And i do freelance ENG work for a lot of TV stations and travel with my gear often. The JVC is perfect for me atm.
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