I was fortunate enough to get a chance to use the new HPX 371 (world version of the 370) last month during my drive down from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Armed with just the stock Fujinon lens I shot mostly slow motion and tried to do the drive justice.
Obviously I have become known recently as an evangelist for DSLRs, doesn’t mean I don’t shoot on full size video cameras anymore…far from it! Over half my work is still on full sized video cameras and there is something so familiar and lovely about using one after a DSLR. All the limitations gone, nice and handy ENG lens, XLR inputs, headphone jack, proper viewfinder. The list goes on.
The camera is a replacement for the old HPX 301/300. A nice but flawed camera. The rolling shutter in full HD mode was not good and there was a fair bit of noise in the blacks. This new camera is a massive improvement. But don’t take my word for it! Check out the video review below by…er, me! Also do check out Barry Green’s nice and techy review on DVX USER. My review is purely an in the field how was it to operate and did I like the images…
Thanks to www.saracollaton.com for the photos below