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Chris Hurd November 17th, 2003 02:53 PM

How about this? Panasonic AG-DVC30
 
See http://panasonic.biz/sav/camera/ag-dvc30/ag-dvc30.html

Looks like a 16x lens and a 12-bit DSP. Very interesting!

Ken Tanaka November 17th, 2003 03:53 PM

Just about the only English on the page is:
  • 3CCD,
  • 12-bit A/D,
  • RGB,
  • OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer),
  • XLR,
  • IEEE1394, and
  • SMPTE
Let's hope everything in-between indicates that these features are -included-, not excluded, from this camera! <g>

Steve Nunez November 17th, 2003 05:30 PM

Looks just like the Sony PDX10 only better!!!!

If it has optical 16:9- I'll get one!!!!

Barry Green November 17th, 2003 06:23 PM

Reading through the translated version, it has a 410k pixel CCD, so probably no DV953-style 16:9 mode. And it does 30fps, but it sounds like frame mode, not progressive-scan.

Frank Granovski November 17th, 2003 07:11 PM

How large are the CCDs?

Barry Green November 17th, 2003 07:50 PM

1/4"

Frank Granovski November 17th, 2003 07:53 PM

Thanks. So Pana finally upgraded the AG-EZ30U. :)

I wonder what the Japanese price will be, and I wonder what the USA price will be; and I wonder what features will be missing on the USA model.

Adrian Douglas November 17th, 2003 08:59 PM

Barry's right, it does you and interlaced progressive like frame mode with a cine-like gamma curve. It doesn't mention anything about wide-screen options. Bacically, what you guys have already figured out is what you get.

Steve Nunez November 17th, 2003 09:06 PM

Let's hope a sub $2000 price point to compete with the PDX10!
(should demolish it if it doesn't streak)
<< I love Panasonic's design- they just make their camera's look "the business" >>

David Gomez November 17th, 2003 10:18 PM

1/4 in CCDs, this might put the GL2 out of business nt
 
Don't forget the XLRs, must be the reason for $250 rebate, maybe a GL3 is definitely on the horizon.

Ken Tanaka November 17th, 2003 10:32 PM

The Canon certainly needs to add balanced XLR connections to the GL line to remain competitive. They also need to boost the size of that LCD panel, maybe provide a higher resolution panel and/or viewfinder.

Yang Wen November 18th, 2003 09:50 AM

Not that it would probably matter, but the shinny plastic looks cheap, compared to the matte finish of the PDX10. Hey I'm being real picky here...

Jose Marrero November 24th, 2003 12:54 AM

panasonic ag-dvc30
 
Hey guys, this ag-dvc30 is definetly a competitor to GL2 with its 1/4 size ccds 410,000 pixels each. Lots of inteligent speculation going on I love it! Sort of keeps everyone on there toes hey.
Everyone enjoy the Holidays!!
joe m

Peter Jefferson November 24th, 2003 06:07 AM

no speculation mate, it IS designed to hammer the pdx10 and GL2 :)

cant wait for it, the PERFECT companion to the DVX :)

cant wait ot ditch the mx (I prolly wont thou im sucha bower bird:)

Zac Williams November 24th, 2003 03:51 PM

My first 3-chip was an AG-EZ30 and it was a great camera with a few problems the biggest being no optical stabilizer. The build quality and form factor were great. I really am looking forward to the AG-DV30 as an update. The removable handle and XLR's on a compact camera is great allowing for a full-dress version that has a more professional appearance while at the same time providing for a stripped down discreet travel cam option.

The 16x zoom is exactly the range I would love in a camera and I really like the fact that frame mode is still there. I'm interested to see how the cinemode does with color and contrast.

Of course image quality will be the real test, but my experience with Panasonic is that the value and build quality will be there.

For a good PDF of specs check out:

http://www.panasonic.co.jp/bsd/sales_o/02products/products/ag-dvc30/ag-dvc30.html

Steve Nunez November 26th, 2003 05:55 PM

When does this camera come out????????

16X zoom and DVC form factor with 30P mode- sounds like a great nature vid camera.....I want one!!!!

Carlos E. Martinez November 28th, 2003 08:35 AM

<<<-- Originally posted by Steve Nunez : When does this camera come out????????

16X zoom and DVC form factor with 30P mode- sounds like a great nature vid camera.....I want one!!!! -->>>

16x zoom but starting at which wide? They do not specify that in order to compare it with GL2 or PDX10


Carlos

Dan Owens November 28th, 2003 10:33 AM

<<<-- Originally posted by Carlos E. Martinez :
16x zoom but starting at which wide? They do not specify that in order to compare it with GL2 or PDX10-->>>

According to the pdf link provided by Zac Williams, it is supposed to be 39.5-632mm (35mm equivalent). I believe the GL2 is 39.5-790mm, and the Sony PDX10 is 49-588mm in 4:3 or 41-492mm in 16:9 mode. It seems to be in direct competition with the GL2. I can't wait to see what's next from Canon, since I am going to purchase a camcorder in the near future. Any of them would be fine, but it will all come down to who has all the features I really want at the best price. This market is getting interesting, and we will all benefit from all this competition.

Jon Kamps December 2nd, 2003 06:42 PM

anyword on when this thing is going to be released I'm planing on making a purchac come end of the mounth but if this thing is coming out within a couple mounths it may be worth the wait to see if it is anygood

Scott Plowman December 5th, 2003 04:07 PM

I wonder what lux is.. if it 7 lux then no thanks! if 3 lux.. Im in...

Arthur John December 6th, 2003 03:04 PM

PRESS RELEASE:

Panasonic Broadcast &Television Systems Company will show the AG-DVX100A and AG-DVC30 at the DV Expo West Show on Dec. 9th - 12th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Maybe we'll find out some pricing and when they will be available for purchase!

Carlos E. Martinez December 6th, 2003 03:08 PM

<<<-- Originally posted by Arthur John : PRESS RELEASE:

Panasonic Broadcast &Television Systems Company will show the AG-DVX100A and AG-DVC30 at the DV Expo West Show on Dec. 9th - 12th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Maybe we'll find out some pricing and when they will be available for purchase! -->>>

Looking forward to it. Let's hope someone can go there and comment on their findings. Price and availability are very important.


Carlos

Barry Green December 6th, 2003 07:50 PM

I should be there Wednesday, I'll let you know what they say. They'll probably also issue a press release, so check their website...

David Gomez December 10th, 2003 12:26 AM

Any DV Expo reports on this baby as yet? nt
 
I am deciding between this DVC30 and a GL2 (or maybe GL3 if a new model is on the horizon), and would appreciate any reports on the DVC30 from the DV Expo in LA.

Thanks

David

Frank Granovski December 28th, 2003 05:22 AM

Anywhere in that PDF file..., is there mention of what kind of iris it has?


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