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Re: Why no midrange camera that meets MY specs?

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Matthew Sonnenfeld
Re: Why no midrange camera that meets MY specs?
on Mar 21, 2011 at 1:38:19 am

Funny you mention that. USB host mode was another feature found on the HPX170 for $5,000. I agree with you, it's a great feature to have when you're in a bind or if you're not looking to bring you're computer with you on a shoot.

But a major point that I was trying to hit is that for $30,000 you are getting an upgrade in glass and imagers but the recording technology behind it is actually being sacrificed unfairly. Why would I want to spend more money to go from 100Mbps, 4:2:2, DVCPRO HD to 24Mbps H.264 or to 34Mbps Mpeg-2, both at 4:2:0? I just don't see the logic. If the technology already exists to have it in the smaller, lower priced cameras, why get rid of it and move backwards?

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