Panasonic Broadcast has introduced the AG-DVX100B 24p/30p/60i Mini-DV Camcorder with more than two dozen enhancements.
QUICK VERDICT -
The good: Great sound, progressive modes, and image control; professional-calibre viewfinder and controls; wide lens; particularly well suited for multi-camera projects.
The bad: No high-definition capability; no 16:9-native chips; lens is short for some applications; moderately steep learning curve.
The bottom line: Panasonic has listened. The third incarnation of the AG-DVX100 offers unrivalled bang for the buck in a prosumer standard-definition MiniDV camera.