Pros Lens, weight, Cheap SD cards, great picture, easy to use, phantom power and loads of attachment capabilities, loads of settings, IMPROVED LOW LIGHTING, great work flow, hardly any moving parts, and nice feel!
Cons Disappointed that the 60fps doesn't convert to 24fps in camera like HVX200 and others?You have to adjust on FCP but looks just as good when converted.
No converting software without paying!
Cant download pre set settings like other Panasonic's?
Summary The bottom line is the DVX100 was the most popular and easiest to use pro-sumer camera for the past five years. I love this camera and I think they did a fantastic job putting this together with work flow, beautiful image quality, attachment abilities, LOW LIGHTING! and cheap SD cards.
I have samples of footage on my website: www.ericnigg.com
I purchased a $5 USB2 to SD card converter at Target and it has worked swimmingly! Its such a cheap switch, compared to the P2 cards and a P2 converter box.
Please ignore the review titled "Big Disappointment! Waste of $$." I think they received a Panasonic camera without the US warrenty and who spends that kind of money on a camera without checking it out first? Not me.
Of course the onboard mic is not going to be as solid as using a shotgun mic and lavs-which I would recommend when shooting on any camera. But I have not had any issues with the mic and have found Panasonic's to be the utmost of quality. And when are other brands going to have phantom power as a standard?
Pros no more tape,no more moving parts,no more hdv. AVCHD is 100% more Efficient than HDV
it is real beauty,very light , front lens hood is so big that evryone get impressed
lens is pure wide angle in its class,low light capbility is good f
Cons small battery,auto setting dont produce desireable result,2 remote jack not one
Summary better than HDV video For HDV price
Pros Light. Low cost, nice features. Easy to use.
Cons Audio and video are UNACCEPTABLE. Grainy image even at highest resolution. Hissing sound in both audio tracks (hiss is recorded along with everything else) and is very noticeable when played back.
Summary I have learned 2 very important lesson from this camera. 1. Always try out a product like this one before you buy it. 2. I have been disappointing by every Panasonic product I have purchased.