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New JVC 35 mbps 3 chip camera

19 May 2009 - 12:11 AM

I've been waiting for months to get my hands on the new JVC HM100 compact "pro" camera...finally today had a chance to shoot some comparisons with my ageing Sony A1.

What a disappointment!!

The low light performance (ie showroom halogen lighting) of the JVC product is quite poor IMO...VERY noisy when compared to my old Sony. The 35 mbps didn't translate into any significant image sharpness improvement (for static shots, anyway). The subjective image quality (noise, sharpness, shadow detail and color) of what came out of the 1/3 inch CMOS Sony chip was way better than the 1/4 inch ccd's of the JVC "pro" camera...at relatively low light levels. Who cares how it performs in bright daylight...it certainly doesn't do the job for underwater work! I guess I'll have to wait for Sony to get around to bring out a compact 35 mbps camera...

Whales in Tonga...advice appreciated

07 February 2009 - 05:45 PM

Hi everyone.

I'm hoping to get to Tonga later this year to video Humpbacks. I'd really appreciate any advice/hints/warnings/etc that people who've been there can offer me.