I don’t usually give in to impulse-buy urges, but I picked up a camcorder (JVC GZ-HM550) at Fry’s the other day and was surprised to see it had 120, 300 and 600 fps shooting modes. I didn’t know consumer camcorders could do that…
So I put it down again, and went home thinking I’d research it and find out if it was really worth getting. They wanted $349 for it, and so I was very surprised to see it selling online for $600-700.
So I went back to get it.
Here’s one second, stretched out to 24… (This is Bell’s Brown Ale BTW – which is an excellent beer).
I’m going to have to hook up some 1KW lights and try this again, the 60W tungsten just wasn’t enough.
The only thing I can find wrong with it is it’s actually too small to hold comfortably, but apart from that I have no complaints. I don’t know if it’s worth $700, but for $349 it was a bargain.
It even has bluetooth and I can control it from my phone. Whatever will they think of next…?