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Rick loves his JVC LS300 so much so he has produced this update video with some extra thoughts from guest camera operators. On location in Hawaii this video shows 3 professionals onsite, working extensively with the JVC GY-LS300, and reporting of their experience using this camera in a professional environment. Plenty of examples of footage filmed with the GY-LS300 is shown, along with the commentary of those who have worked with this camera.

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I reviewed the camera twice, once when it was just announced and once when they updated the FW to V2. The GY-LS300 Super 35mm camcorder records to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards in a variety of image formats including 4K Ultra HD, full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD and web-friendly proxy formats. It features JVCs 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor combined with industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. JVCs unique Variable Scan Mapping technology maintains the native angle of view for a variety of lenses, including Super 35, MFT and Super 16.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “Rick Young’s further thoughts on the JVC LS300

  1. The LS300 provides a wonderful image. It’s too bad they coupled a great sensor and great features with a terrible LCD and EVF,
    IMO, if Panasonic presented an LS300 mk II, with a fitting EVF, excellent LCD (with waveform, not a histogram) and better stabilization features a LOT of people would flock to it. I would certainly consider buying it: great 3k image, flexible bit rates, ease of use. What’s not to like!

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