Originally Posted by ARROW-AV
The plan was/is to directly compare all of JVC RS1000/NX5/N5, JVC RS2000/NX7/N7, SONY 295/270ES, and SONY 695/570ES, with each other... Wherein I was intending on starting with the JVC RS1000/NX5/N5 vs SONY 295/270ES... So are you saying I should simply not bother with the SONY 295/270ES?
It's your comparison so you can of course do whatever you want
If it were me, I think that I'd start with a 695ES vs N5 comparison. If the N5 faired well or beat the 695ES, I'd probably just comment that the 295 is the 695 with less lumens and way worse contrast and be done. Obviously if the N5 is better than a 695ES (and we don't yet know it is), then it's also better than a 295ES so all that time can be saved. I realize 295 and N5 seem like obvious comparisons due to price, but feature wise:
N5 more lumens than 695
N5 more contrast than 695
N5 and 695 have similar lens
New series, from what I see is much more Sony like (calmer image, better out of the box tone, sharper, great motion, hardly any noticeable iris operation including benefits and pumping). I bet N5 motion is superior (RS3000 was best motion I've ever seen).
The rest of the things you'd compare between 695ES and N5 would directly apply to 295ES vs N5 (fan noise, lag, link times etc). Reality creation is same on 695 and 295.
So yea, if it were me, I'd skip the 295ES entirely. Unless the 695ES trounced the JVC. Then I might see how JVC compared to 295.