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Hse Kha August 23rd, 2007 06:06 AM

Sony HVR-HD1000U Shoulder Mount for $1900
 
See this:-

http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/23/s...hdv-camcorder/

Weird camera. Single chip shoudler mount? Who are they targetting???

Boyd Ostroff August 23rd, 2007 06:37 AM

That is really strange. I thought the $1,900 was a typo at Engadget but Sony's press release has the same price: http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_ro...ase/31159.html

But I still wonder if it's a typo?....

Joseph H. Moore August 23rd, 2007 07:07 AM

No mention of 24P. :-(

Chris Hurd August 23rd, 2007 07:28 AM

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24p isn't a requirement in the market for which this camcorder is intended... click the pic to see it big:

Chris Hurd August 23rd, 2007 07:31 AM

By the way this is *not* the HDV version of the DSR250. To me it looks like they're going after the market which bought Panasonic's AG-DVC7 and DVC15, which were educators and entry-level wedding and event videographers.

Joseph H. Moore August 23rd, 2007 07:33 AM

No, maybe not their intended market ... but I doubt filmmakers were the intended market for the HV20, either. ;-) Couple $1,900 with a half inch chip and people start thinking outside of marketing plans.

Steve Nunez August 23rd, 2007 07:54 AM

Any photos of the other side available?

Chris Hurd August 23rd, 2007 08:06 AM

I've just put in a call for more photos... keep your fingers crossed,

Theodore McNeil August 23rd, 2007 08:10 AM

The press release doesn't mention and the camera in the photo doesn't seem to have xlr connections, that's a bummer.

Chris Hurd August 23rd, 2007 08:14 AM

It's conceivable that there might be a 3-chip, XLR-equipped pro version waiting in the wings, an "HVR-HD2000U" perhaps. Honestly I can't see them working up a shoulder-mount body and not taking it as far as they did with the DSR250 (fixed lens, iris ring etc.).

Mathieu Ghekiere August 23rd, 2007 08:47 AM

That's really cheap for a shoulder mount... really not a typo?

What's the catch?
Is this a reaction from Sony to all the RED and SKI camera's (I know this camera is a whole other league, but looking at cost versus quality on those camera's, in comparison with this one...) or a reaction to the Canon A1, or... what is this?
Does it have manual control?
Pitty it doesn't have 24p. I really wonder what the image quality will be at this price point...

Ethan Cooper August 23rd, 2007 09:01 AM

window dressing?
 
My guess is that it's the internal guts of a much smaller cam repackaged in a shoulder mount form.
Remember, just because it's a large form factor doesnt mean it's a great camera. I seem to remember some cheap (panasonic?) shoulder mount DV cams that sucked compared to the DVX-100's.
I'm not sure where they are going with this thing, I just hope it doesn't blow away my $2,500 FX7 for less $$ but I doubt it.

Jason Lowe August 23rd, 2007 09:02 AM

Wow, and actual zoom rocker switch. That's a big seller for me, as I hate hate hate those tiny finger rocker things.

No real word on manual controls, which are more important to me than 24p. The presser says "A multi-function assignable lens ring is located on the lens unit, and any one of the following functions can be assigned to the ring for easy adjustment: focus (default), zoom, brightness, shutter, auto exposure shift and white balance shift." I'm guessing brightness is exposure, since marketing would never use the same word twice in the same sentence, even if it's technically correct.

Chris Hurd August 23rd, 2007 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mathieu Ghekiere (Post 732982)
I really wonder what the image quality will be at this price point...

Price point doesn't affect image quality as much as it affects feature sets.

Mathieu Ghekiere August 23rd, 2007 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ethan Cooper (Post 732994)
My guess is that it's the internal guts of a much smaller cam repackaged in a shoulder mount form.
Remember, just because it's a large form factor doesnt mean it's a great camera. I seem to remember some cheap (panasonic?) shoulder mount DV cams that sucked compared to the DVX-100's.
I'm not sure where they are going with this thing, I just hope it doesn't blow away my $2,500 FX7 for less $$ but I doubt it.


I think this too, but then I also think it's a bit useless for this camera to be released, exept for maybe people who want to look professional - which I don't have anything against, you can say all what you want of course, but for some clients and weddings... it matters...


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