View Full Version : New price point for JVC GY-HD100U - $5,495

04-22-2005, 08:38 PM
I think we are going to start seeing a lot more of this....

Armato's Video (http://www.armatosvideo.com/pdetails.asp?itemID=10532)

The cost comes $500 under the Panasonic AG-HVX200 at $5,995.

Armato's Video (http://www.armatosvideo.com/pdetails.asp?itemID=10534)

04-22-2005, 08:59 PM
All resellers discount from MSRP... including those that sell Panasonic products. Expect to find a deal like this when HVX200 is available.

04-22-2005, 10:50 PM
I was told the retail price for the "kit" would be $6,250.00. I spent considerable time with the GY-HD100U at NAB. It is a very well thought-out product. It looks durable and easy to use in most situations. Like the Canon, you can swap lenses, and the Fujinon 16X that comes with it is an HD lens - important point. You can use legacy lenses and there is an optional 13x that will be very fast. I also like the earphone with padding that is placed next to the color flip-out viewfinder. Off of sticks, it is definately nose-heavy (also like the Canon), but it can be balanced with a Anton-Bauer Battery pack - which is another cool feature. I also saw a neat device that is made by a third party that allows HDV to be recorded directly to disc.

I read a pretty good review at http://www.dvshop.ca/camera/jvchdv.html (DV SHOP) and there is a streaming video piece on the new camera at http://wiredmetro.com - I also heard the camera will be available in July, so some of these early prices may be optimistic...