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booggerg2
10-12-2008, 08:32 AM
Clearly it is not, according to panasonic's brochure for both cameras.

HMC150: 4.3lb with SD + supplied battery + mic
DVX100B: 4.19lb with supplied battery + tape

I was really hoping for a much lighter camera.. ARGHHH..

m.t.
10-12-2008, 10:19 AM
Clearly it is not, according to panasonic's brochure for both cameras.

HMC150: 4.3lb with SD + supplied battery + mic
DVX100B: 4.19lb with supplied battery + tape

I was really hoping for a much lighter camera.. ARGHHH..

The external mic isn't supplied, it's an extra. Anyone received their mic yet?

ilauzirika
10-12-2008, 10:25 AM
I've never used a dvx, but I can compare the hmc to a xl1 I used. They are not exactly the same, but the HMC is light, really light. Well that's my opinion..........and again I don't know how light is the dvx....

johnnyha
10-12-2008, 10:46 AM
My HMC150 seems a lot lighter, hmm... I'll see if I can get them both on a scale.

Hidef1080
10-12-2008, 12:41 PM
The external mic isn't supplied, it's an extra. Anyone received their mic yet?

The external mic is an extra you have to buy.

m.t.
10-12-2008, 01:44 PM
The external mic is an extra you have to buy. Yup, it's also apart of the shooter's package (hi-cap battery, bag, mic). I am still waiting on those, and a couple of spare batteries. Almost time for my weekly check in to see if Panasonic has shipped the stuff the to stores i purchased from....

mcsmooth
10-12-2008, 02:08 PM
Feels lighter to me with one in each hand. It is slightly larger, but is easier to hold.

johnnyha
10-12-2008, 06:29 PM
Maybe the HMC150 is just balanced better...

n2ition
10-12-2008, 06:53 PM
its noticeably lighter. youll know when you get it. it feels like its a fake camera.

Humanoid Typhoon
10-13-2008, 04:13 AM
Man, I LOVE the the weight of the DVX. If the HMC-150 is that much lighter, I think I'll be selling my XH-A1 in favor for it.

Bucknfl
10-13-2008, 08:19 AM
My camera weights with no batteries

DVX 100b 3.75 lbs
HMC 150 4.0lbs

booggerg2
10-13-2008, 08:40 AM
Okay.. so it is NOT lighter.. and it IS bigger than the DVX.. hmmpffff..

Bucknfl
10-13-2008, 08:50 AM
The 150 almost feels lighter than the dvx because it is bigger but not much heavier. The HVX 200 would hurt my wrist after shooting for 5 minutes where the 150 doesn't seem to be as much as a strain.

Hidef1080
10-13-2008, 10:44 AM
I think it's all in the balance.


This camera is heavier than I thought it would be but it feels good in my hand so I don't notice the weight as much.
It also looks smaller than the measurements would lead one to believe so again I think this form factor and the design are well balanced.

johnnyha
10-13-2008, 11:18 AM
Better side-to-side balance.

mcsmooth
10-13-2008, 03:31 PM
And it grips your hand like a glove compared to the 100a. At least for me. Unless you were expecting something much smaller/lighter, it isn't an issue and you get used to it quickly.

Now if you you use a tiny case/bag that you had to squeeze a DVX into, maybe that would be a problem, but you gain back that little bit of room from the difference in size of tapes vs SD cards ;)

johnnyha
10-14-2008, 12:47 AM
The grip allows the thumb to wrap around and the palm to really get under the camera moreso than the DVX.

m.t.
10-14-2008, 10:36 PM
The 150 almost feels lighter than the dvx because it is bigger but not much heavier. The HVX 200 would hurt my wrist after shooting for 5 minutes where the 150 doesn't seem to be as much as a strain.

I've been shooting handheld with the HVX 200 for over a year now at work (2 to 3 hours a night, 1 or 2 days a week). Now that i have my HMC150, i leave their HVX in its case and use my camera for the feed. The image compliments and blends well with the other HVXs being used in the hall (sd output squeezed....).

sorry for the thread jack....

Bucknfl
10-16-2008, 06:53 AM
Ergonomics on the 150 are a dream, with the sony ex-1, a nightmare.