CreativeplanetNetwork.com: JVC Introduces GY-HM600 Handheld Camera

 

JVC Introduces Advanced Handheld Camera at NAB 2012 | www.creativeplanetnetwork.com.

I’m a little disappointed that they seem to have abandoned the shoulder mount form factor….sigh.  This looks like possible competition to Panasonic’s HPX255: 1/3″ 1080 chips, same-ish form factor.  Records either their legacy mpeg2 format, or AVCHD you choose, both to SD cards.  At $4700, it’s quite a bit cheaper than the Panasonic (but the recording formats aren’t as high a quality).  Again, except for the codecs, at only $700 more, this is making Sony’s new little XDCAM unit look less interesting….

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