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Gy-hd250 compared to the Gy-hm700
Gy-hd250 compared to the Gy-hm700
by Ofer Geva on Jan 1, 2010 at 10:36:16 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?


Re: Gy-hd250 compared to the Gy-hm700
by Lou Caputo on Jan 1, 2010 at 3:41:07 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.


Re: Gy-hd250 compared to the Gy-hm700
by Ofer Geva on Jan 1, 2010 at 4:14:16 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.


Re: Gy-hd250 compared to the Gy-hm700
by Ryan Mast on Jan 2, 2010 at 12:10:03 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.


Re: Gy-hd250 compared to the Gy-hm700
by Ofer Geva on Jan 2, 2010 at 12:30:09 am

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


Re: Gy-hd250 compared to the Gy-hm700
by Ryan Mast on Jan 2, 2010 at 4:00:17 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.


Re: Gy-hd250 compared to the Gy-hm700
by Ofer Geva on Jan 2, 2010 at 7:44:31 pm

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





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