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#1 jourman

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:32 AM

Hello Everyone.

I am looking for some in depth tests that anyone made to compare these two cameras.
Preferably the tests were made on Z1 HDV format 1080i, and the HVX200 DvcProHD format.
I would appriciate watching any tests made. Not just over and under exposer flexibility, but also resolution conclusions, sharpness, colors etc...
even if you have still frames from tests you made, but in high quality picture file, i would love to see it.

My conclusions about the 2 cameras, is that the Z1 HDV is awfull compared to the HVX200 DVCproHD, i would like to know what do you think...


Thanks a million.

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#2 Matt Sandstrom

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 06:36 PM

the Z1 HDV is awfull compared to the HVX200 DVCproHD

awful is a very strong word even misspelled. what do you mean exactly?

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#3 Stas Tagios

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 01:18 AM

Hello Everyone.

I am looking for some in depth tests that anyone made to compare these two cameras.
Preferably the tests were made on Z1 HDV format 1080i, and the HVX200 DvcProHD format.


DV magazine tested a slew of lower-end HDV and HD cameras in two issues last year, cameras including the HVX200, the Sony Z1, the Canon XL H1, and the JVC HD100.

You can read the articles online at:

http://www.dv.com/fe...cleId=177103305

http://www.dv.com/fe...cleId=192501274
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#4 Walter Graff

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:57 PM

I'd pick the Sony based on my extensive testing of both. The Panasonic has a lot of great specs on paper but just doesn't perform as stated in my testing. In fact in 1080i mode you'd have a difficult time seeing a diference in the HVX compared to it's 720p mode based on my results.
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