I came across this review of the Panasonic AG HPX170 via FreshDV:
For me it is very interesting because it is one of the cameras I have wanted – that and a Red One, but the Panasonic is more in my price range (well not right now). The review is by Adam Wilt and makes a few comparisons to the HVX200, would be interesting to find out how different the HPX170 is to the HVX200A.
Every time that there is a need to hire a better camera it seems that everyone is hiring the Panasonic HVX200 and not the Sony EX1. So I have not had a chance to see how the HVX200′s 4:2:2 with 720p helps with my Blue or Green Screen filming. I know that the EX1 produces a cleaner and better picture than the the Panasonic – or so I am told – but the colour decimation is 4:2:0, hmmm. But here is the HPX170 that also has a much better picture but with 4:2:2 colour decimation (noting that that is the case for the HVX200A since they share the same CCDs). So when the HPX170 becomes available for hire then I think I’ll book it 2/3 weeks in advance.
So when did Panasonic add the 6 pin FW400 connector? Man I have been missing out on a few things.