DV Info Net

DV Info Net (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/)
-   Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/panasonic-p2hd-dvcpro-hd-camcorders/)
-   -   His there any word on an HVX200A? (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/panasonic-p2hd-dvcpro-hd-camcorders/81231-his-there-any-word-hvx200a.html)

David Ziegelheim December 7th, 2006 10:54 PM

His there any word on an HVX200A?
Based on the DVX100, it is about time. For that camera, the A upgrade was significant, with a substantial improvement in electronics and ergonomics.


David Saraceno December 8th, 2006 10:40 AM

Why is it "about time?"

In other forums Jan has indicated that there are no near term updates planned.

David Ziegelheim December 8th, 2006 11:22 AM

A year and change since introduction. I believe the DVX100A followed in closer to 16 months. And was not known more than a month or two in advance (late fall of '03). Also, JVC has updated the HD100 to 110 and introduced the 200 and 250, Canon introduced the H1, than the A1 and G1, Sony introduced its new V1, and rumours of a Z2 are frequent. HD cameras are moving to a second generation.

Barry Green December 8th, 2006 01:58 PM

But the HVX was a year later than the Z1, so on that schedule the Z1 is a year overdue whereas the HVX is current, right? ;)

Seriously, there are no immediate plans, according to the Panasonic people I interrogated at Government Video Expo yesterday. And if there are plans to update/add features, they can do that with a downloadable firmware update, so there's much less reason to change the hardware out.

There is something new coming, but not to the HVX itself, it's a larger 2/3" version of the HVX called the HPX500. That'll be out in April-ish, with 2/3" chips, interchangeable lens, HD-SDI/TC IN-OUT/GENLOCK, and all those goodies. The HVX, as it is, is going to remain current for the foreseeable future.

Cees Mutsaers December 9th, 2006 10:25 AM

Barry : are you moving up from the HVX200 to the HPX500 when it comes out?

Barry Green December 9th, 2006 11:43 AM

Don't know. I definitely like the idea of adding a larger camera to my arsenal, but then I've got a reservation in on a Red and that may do everything I need. There's lots of action in that price bracket, lots and lots of new products coming out.

But I don't think I'd ever get rid of the HVX, there are things you can do with a little handheld camera that you could never do with a big bulky cam. So whichever way I go it wouldn't be "moving up to", it'd be "adding to."

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:51 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2021 The Digital Video Information Network