- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- January 2, 2010 at 12:30 am
Would you say the HM700 reasult is equivlent to the hd250, or better, or worse?
- 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.
- 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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