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    JVC has teetered on the brink of Whoville for well over a decade. In a way it's impressive.

    In 1990, I bought my first camcorder, the JVC GR-S707, the only camera that recorded S-VHS onto VHS-C, plus Hi-Fi stereo sound. It lasted several years, I have no complaints.

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    In 2002, JVC introduced the GY-DV300U, the only camera that had a handheld body but shouldercam electronics, sporting 700 lines of horizontal resolution. It could also stream video live on the Web. JVC called it the Streamcorder. When I brought it up on the forum (at dv.com, not dvxuser.com) others scoffed that it would be poorly made because it was JVC. I rented one, and sure enough the otherwise gorgeous image was marred by a hot pixel or two. When I plugged in an XLR cable, it rubbed against the the zoom ring, making it hard to turn.

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    In 2009, JVC introduced the GY-HM100, the only camera that recorded native Apple files --- not ProRes but still QuickTime. But it had teeny 1/4" sensors.

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    In 2014, JVC introduced the GY-LS300, the only camera with an S35 sensor inside a 4/3 mount. But it had middling picture quality.

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    Yes, JVC has some things to prove before I would purchase over a Panasonic camera. The specs are getting up there to where a little wiggle room might be acceptable. Panasonic is not very good at streaming/wifi with their previous broadcast/camcorder cameras. I called about these "features" and the techs did not know how they worked. Brochure only was the impression I got. So if you need live streaming or heavy wifi usage, these cameras seem like a great choice.

    The last round of JVC cameras (600 series) seemed to get decent reviews. In the end, it comes down to image quality and durability. Starting there, if they pass those tests then we can look at the features that may or may not be implemented well. The SSD approach is great as long as it is dependable. Streaming at high quality is great as long as the connection is dependable. Basically it needs to pro and not prosumer which means stuff has to work, not sort of. The $3600 price tag sounds good but that makes me think prosumer. We will see.


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    Where is Panny's version of this? Really want that "Pro" 4k Camcorder. UX-180 is pretty lacking.
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    Yes, it would be good to see an updated UX180. Either have a 1" chip with more pixels or release a 3 chip version like the Sony's. Either method would increase the real resolution. True that it would also be nice if it gets the same kind of live streaming capabilities.



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    Thanks for the video as it shed more light on the capabilities. Great to see the tech (if it all works!) I would rather see a PX version camera from Panasonic than an upgraded UX series camera. It is almost 5 years from the PX270 so a 4k version would not be out of character for a NAB release from Panasonic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman2003 View Post
    It is almost 5 years from the PX270 so a 4k version would not be out of character for a NAB release from Panasonic.
    This camera is long overdue. Like years.
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