View Full Version : Aj-spc700

04-21-2005, 02:00 PM
Is this an HD camera as per the quote below from Toms Hardware. I have seen the same claim on another site. However, when I look at the specs, I don't see any mention of HD.

"If the AG-HVX200 seems a bit too "light", you can consider this "ultimate cameraman version", the AJ-SPC700. In terms of specs, it's identical to the AG-HVX200 when it comes to the HD, but it can withstand shocks, vibrations, high temperatures and humidity. This model has a 520000 pixel 3CCD chip, but getting this one might cost you an arm and a leg, just under $13,000. "


04-21-2005, 02:25 PM
Perhaps they should stick to motherboard reviews over at Tom's because the AJ-SPC700 is *not* an HD cam--strictly DVCPRO and DVCPRO50. :) The AJ-SPC700 is designed as an ENG camera, although it does have 24p.

04-21-2005, 02:48 PM
The amount of misinformation from reviewers of both Panasonic cameras is just staggering. The article on this site seems to be one of the few with correct and in-depth information.


04-21-2005, 03:44 PM
The 3D movie mentioned this camera briefly. But, as we all know, it is Pro50, Not HD. Has pricing been confirmed? I never asked them for specifics on pricing; kind of taboo at a tradeshow IMHO.

Consider the price difference between SDX900 and SPX800 and it appears good logic at 13,000.

04-21-2005, 04:44 PM
Where the *F* is Tom getting all this bogus / bum info lately? Every Panny product review has been WAAAAAY off...not by a feature or two....but off by a MILE!! Come'on TOM....do a little googling or reading first......


04-21-2005, 05:27 PM
The SPC700 is, as I understand it, an interlace-only version of the SPX800. It's a lower-cost camera, it records to P2 only, and it's standard-def only (as in, DVCPRO-50 and DVCPRO-25). Kind of like the new HDX400 is to the VariCam, the SPC700 is to the SPX800.

Could be wrong, but that's the impression I got.