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  • Gy-hd250 compared to the Gy-hm700

     Ofer Geva updated 11 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 7 Posts
  • Ofer Geva

    January 1, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I know I don’t understand everything about camcorders but why is the GY-HD250 so much more expensive in compare to the GY-HM700.
    They’re both 1/3″ 3-ccd, the 700 shoot in the real HD ratio (1:1.77) as oppose to the 250 that shoot HDV (1:1.33).
    Is it the lens?
    Is the HDV better then the HD output delivered by the sdhc card?

  • Lou Caputo

    January 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    That’s a great question. HD is better than HDV, no question. Better quality, better image, just better IMHO. The ONLY reason I could think the 250 is more expensive is the tape drive that the 700 doesn’t need because it uses the SDHC cards. Other than that, I have no idea.

  • Ofer Geva

    January 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you for your respond.
    I was having a hard time choosing a camcorder but now I realy think the hm700 is the way to go.

  • Ryan Mast

    January 2, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Just asked one of my tech friends who talked me into buying the HM700. His answer: the HD250 is designed as a studio camera, with genlock, umbilical cord hookup, etc, which the HM700 doesn’t have. Doesn’t have much to do with the format it’s recording in.

  • Ofer Geva

    January 2, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Would you say the HM700 reasult is equivlent to the hd250, or better, or worse?

  • Ryan Mast

    January 2, 2010 at 4:00 am

    [Ofer Geva] “Would you say the HM700 reasult is equivlent to the hd250, or better, or worse?”

    Depends on what you’re doing. In a broadcast or multicam environment, you’d probably need the HD250. If not, the HM700 workflow is much quicker and more flexible for post production.

  • Ofer Geva

    January 2, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    But when it comes done to picture quality, the 700 HD should be better than the 250 hdv, right?

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