The HPX 370 seems like a great camera and with the $2000.00 discount it's an awesome price. But it makes be wonder if the next greatest thing is right around the corner.
I am looking to upgrade my Sony HDV, but I could wait two or three months. I am new to panasonic and I don't know how to read the tea leaves. I just don't want to be missing something that is obvious to everyone else.
The stuttering when panning at 24fps isn't a problem with the camera. It's the format itself. When I shot film, the same issue existed. You just learned that you cannot do fast pans at that frame rate. Basic cinematography here.
I've found that this camera delivers a lot of bang for the buck. I'd challenge anyone to find another camera with the features of the HVX-370 at the same price point. Is it as good as a Sony SR-9000 camcorder? Probably not. Does it cost over 60K? Nope.