The HV20 HDV Camcorder is causing quite a stir, due to its unprecedented image quality. Never before has there been this feature set for under $1000.
The top points:
true 1920 X 1080 chip – beautiful, sharp image quality
24 fps (adds pulldown for 59.97i) stream with film 180 degree (1/48th) shutter
“Cinema mode” switch for filmlike gamma
external audio jack for wireless receivers, or XLR cables and Beachtek adapter
Despite its consumer level manual controls (but you still have manual iris, focus, shutter) digital revolutionaries are coupling this camera with lens adapters for a true 35mm depth of field:
More pics and info here.
The HV20 features an HDMI connector for quick and easy one-cable transport of the High Definition video signal to an HDTV or monitor.
The HV-20 features a 10x HD video zoom lens with Super Range Optical Image Stabilization and a Canon True HD 1920 x 1080 CMOS Image Sensor.
The HV20 HD Camcorder also features microphone and headphone input terminals with manual level control for professional quality audio recording.
Click here for Canon’s press release.
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