January 27th, 2006, 06:24 AM
Here is the pricing for the AG-HVX200 in France from one of the retailers (CTM), available at the end of february. The prices are without VAT.
AG-HVX200 alone: 5 780 euros
AG-HVX200 with 1 P2 8GB: 7 280 euros
AG-HVX200 with 2 P2 8GB: 8 500 euros
AG-HVX200 with 2 P2 8GB and P2 Store: 9 980 euros
AG-HVX200 with 2 P2 8GB and P2 Store and LCD HD 17" Panasonic BTLH 1700WE: 13 560 euros.
P2 4GB : 650 euros
P2 8GB: 1340 euros
USB P2 Card reader AJ-PCD10: 2 250 euros
P2 Store 60GB: 1750 euros
January 28th, 2006, 11:31 PM
I will wait to see how the prices are with my local dealer and then decide if I buy the camera here or in the US. But with these prices, other HD options are starting to look attractive.
January 30th, 2006, 09:56 PM
Happily, the HVX will be available for $9900 in Australia from Videoguys with 1 4g p2 card...
I'm relieved to see a one card option - they're selling 4g cards separately for $1200!
January 30th, 2006, 11:14 PM
hey stevem the HVX can be gotten for $9700... but give it 6 months, itl go down to 9, then another 6 to 8500, then another 6 to just under 8...
January 30th, 2006, 11:51 PM
That'd be nice Peter...and it'd fit my plan to pick one up in 6 to 12 months (if I don't go another hi def route - the cameras seem more similar than different). I'm not so sure though. It seems to me that camera prices tend hold for some time. I bought my xl2 at the cheapest source I could find in oz, and the price hasn't shifted in 9 months (nor can I find it cheaper). Nice for resale value, but not a great argument for waiting for prices to come down.
Can you think of any exceptions to this?
Federico Martini Crotti
February 1st, 2006, 11:47 AM
If you're looking at the HVX to make films, then getting an NTSC one from the US seems the cleverest option, because of lowest price and better slow-mo.
If you also might have to do something for local PAL TV market, then you can always shoot and edit in 24 and later transfer to PAL, as if you were using 16mm. Would it be that much a hassle?