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Model

JVC GC-PX10Panasonic HDC-HS300
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Manufacturer JVC About JVC

Panasonic Information about Panasonic

Name GC-PX10HDC-HS300
European name ?GC-PX10HDC-HS300EG
US name ?GC-PX10HDC-HS300K
lowest US price (899) $877 $
On the market since October 2011 March 2009
Test preview

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slashCAM rating ?Good
Good
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode
Video

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Video formats ? AVCHD
AVCHD
Recording Medium SDHC card
built-in flash memory
SDXC card
Built-in hard disk
SDHC card
video resolutions EU ?AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50p
AVCHD 1280 x 720/50p
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/50i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/25p
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/25p
video resolutions US ?AVCHD 1280 x 720/60p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60p
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1920 x 1080/24p
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/60i
AVCHD 1440 x 1080/24p
Max Bitrate ?36 Mbit/s17 Mbit/s
Compression format ? MPEG4
MPEG4
on-board memory ?32 GB120 GB
Optics
Optics Manufacturer ?Konica Minolta
Leica
Optical Zoom ?10 x12 x
Wide Angle 16:9 ?42,9 mm45 mm
Filter diameter ?46 mm43 mm
Image Stabilization ?optically and electronically
optical
ND Filter ?No
No
Exchangable optics ?No
No
Image Sensor
Number of sensors ?13
Size of image sensor ?1/2, 33 inches
1/4 inch
image sensor effective pixel count 16:9 ?12700000 Pixel 2070000 Pixel
Image Sensor Type ? CMOS
CMOS
Controls
White Balance ?auto
manual
presets
auto
manual
Focus ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Minimum shutter time ?1/40001/8.000
Maximum shutter time ?1/41/25
Apperture control ?auto
manual
auto
manual
Infrared recording ?No
No
Expanded Focus ?No
Yes
Peaking ?Yes
No
Signal Processing
Zebra ?70%
100%
100%
Histogram ?No
Yes
adjustable sharpness ?No
Yes
Adjustable color ?No
Yes
Cinegamma ?No
Yes
Black Strech ?No
No
Knee ?No
No
Colorbars ?No
No
Misc.
Shot Transition ?No
No
Custom Presets ?No
No
Set Time Code ?No
No
Configuration

Connections
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FBAS ?
synonymous: RCA, composite
Out
Out
YC ?
synonymous: S-Video
No
No
YUV ?
synonymous: Component Signal
No
Out
HDMI ? Out
Out mini
DV / HDV (FireWire) ?
synonymous: ILink / IEEE-1394
--
USB ?USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Microphone / Audio input ?Mini-jack
Mini-jack
Headphones ?also AV-output
3.5 mm mini-jack
Lanc ?No
No
Time-code interface ?No
No
Genlock ?No
No
Accessory shoe ? Standard
Standard
HD-SDI ?No
No
Misc.
Weight (without battery)  385 g
Weight (with battery) 520 g445 g
Battery type JVC BNVF815U
Panasonic VW-VBG070
Battery capacity 1460 mAh1250 mAh
Charger ?internal
internal
external
Remote control No
Yes
Size
Height 122 mm70 mm
Width 131 mm72 mm
Depth 67 mm141 mm
Relative Size ?107
Viewfinder
Viewfinder available ?No
Yes
Color Viewfinder ?- Color
Viewfinder format ?- 16:9
Viewfinder pixels ?  
Display
Display available ?Yes
Yes
Color display ?Color
Color
Display size 3,0 Inch2,7 Inch
Display format ?16:916:9
Display pixels ?230000 Pixel 230400 Pixel
Touch Screen ?Yes
Yes
External controls
Manual Zoom ? Rocker
Zoom ring multi-assigned
Manual Focus ?bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Menu
bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Manual Aperture ?bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Menu
bi-functional focus or aperture wheel
Focus switcher ?No
Yes
ND Filter ?No
No
Exp Lock ?No
No
Gain ?No
No
White balance ?No
No
Push AF ?No
No
Audio Levels ?No
No
Custom Keys ?
synonymous: User buttons
1No
Audio

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Audio Formats ?Dolby AC-3 Digital 2 channel 48 KHz
AC-3 Dolby Digital 5.1 640 kbit max.
Microphone ?Stereo internal
Stereo internal
Mini-jack external
Audio Control ?auto
5 steps
auto
manual
Audio levels ?Screen
Viewfinder
Screen
display
Still

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Recording Medium ?built-in flash memory
SDHC card
SDXC card
SDHC card
Medium included ?No
No
Effective pixels ?12000000 Pixel 2100000 Pixel
Resolutions ?4000 x 3000 - Max
1920x1080
Standard ?JPEG Exif 2.2
JPEG Exif 2.2
Flash ?Yes
Yes
Misc.

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Specials Automatic recordingShort 4K takes possible as 25p image sequences  
Product Shots

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Test results

Test pictures
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luminance resolution
chrominance resolution
lens distortion
test small ISO image
noise / internal microphone
test picture 1200 Lux
Test image 12 lux auto-mode ?
Test image 12 lux optimized ?
 
Manufacturers URL Website JVCWebsite Panasonic
slashCAM rating
Lowlight ?GoodSatisfactory
Resolution ? Excellent Very good
Color performance ?GoodVery good
subj.Picture impression ?GoodVery good
Optical Zoom ?SufficientSufficient
Wide Angle ?SufficientPoor
Configuration / image ?SatisfactoryVery good
Configuration / sound ?SufficientSatisfactory
Handling ?GoodGood
Portability ?Very good Excellent
Photo function ?GoodSatisfactory
Optics ?GoodGood
Dynamics ?GoodGood
Conclusion slashCAM
slashCAM rating ?Good
Good
Total score ?
(maximal 570)
348372
Pros + Very sharp
+ Sharpness and colour at the upper AVCHD limit
+ Many manual controls
Cons - Colorful factory settings cannot be modified
- No wide angle
Conclusion In terms of sharpness the camera operates at the resolution limit and the available manual control should also be sufficient for many ambitious filmmakers.In addition there are nice innovations such as the short 4K-recording or the automatic recording.Unfortunately the low-light performance is not quite on par with the competition and the partially extreme factory color settings can´t be modified in manual mode.Finally camcorder in the 1000 Euro range which allows for a manual control of iris, shutter and gain (not by joystick) while indicating meaningful parameters in the display. Add to that a focus ring and useful helpers as focus zoom, zebra and histogram.Since it also offers a flawless (and even adjustable) image quality, the Panasonic SD300 can almost be recommended without any hesitation.It only leaves you wanting more external controls, a display with higher resolution and, above all, a wide angle lens.Also the low light performance is only average.
More information

Reviews and Forums
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slashCAM Review
GC-PX10 Review
GC-PX10 Review
external reviews/tests  reviews.digitaltrends.com
Forum posts  Should I return the Panasonic HDC-HS300EGK?
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