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Old September 17th, 2003, 08:20 PM   #1
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I want one of these but...

This is a c/p from a website I found in Videomaker mag. Why is this camera cheaper than most? International?

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Canon 7920a001aa
GL2 Digital Camcorder (intl model)


Professional Quality
L-Series Fluorite Lens
20x Zoom Lens
100x Digital Zoom
Optical Image Stabilization
$1694.99


The GL2 maximizes the capability of the DV format by using 3 CCD image sensors. Each CCD is assigned to handle one of the three primary colors - Red, Green and Blue. A beam splitting prism precisely separates the light passing through the lens into individual color components, and each is sent to its own CCD. This process achieves outstanding picture detail, highly accurate color reproduction, wide dynamic range and virtually no color noise, making the GL1 suitable for many professional applications.
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Old September 17th, 2003, 08:28 PM   #2
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I'm assuming by "international", they really are saying it's grey market.
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Old September 17th, 2003, 11:03 PM   #3
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Do yourself a big favor and stick with reputable dealers for your camera purchase. Whether you purchase from one of our site's sponsors or another dealer make sure that you get what you pay for from an authorized Canon dealer who offers a unit covered by a warranty you can use.

You've probably worked hard (or will work hard) for the money for your new camera. Don't get bamboozled by a shadowy dealer.
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Old September 18th, 2003, 05:22 AM   #4
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The tip off is the word 'International", which usually means it did not enter the US through the Canon USA distribution system, and thus may not have a Canon USA warranty or 30-day DOA coverage. You may find that you have to return the camera to Canon in Japan, or buy a third party warranty (really a maintenance agrreement) for warranty work in the USA, or pay Canon.

But you could call Canon and ask them what it means.
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Old September 18th, 2003, 07:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for your time. I just wondered what the difference in this one and the ones I see that are known good dealers. I have been saving for so long and don't want to lose all my hard earned money for some yahoo tryin' to cheat me and Canon.

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Old September 20th, 2003, 06:23 AM   #6
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Also, often interesting to check with the BBB (better Business Bureau) web site about places with ads that sound "too good to be true". The time invested can be illuminating.
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