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Old June 6th, 2006, 04:05 AM   #16
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They're going for a song at B&H right now.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 08:52 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Frank Granovski
They're going for a song at B&H right now.

I tried that, they wanted money.

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Old August 16th, 2006, 11:06 AM   #18
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Now the Optura 50 and 60 is discontinued. And no new announcments on any replacements to this line even though they are all more than a year old.

I wonder if the Elura will be the replacement for this line. Sounds very similar to Optura.

However, the current Elura 100 is no close competitor to the Optura's.

Does anyone think that we will see some new DV models from Canon that have a bigger CCD similar to the Optura 50? Maybe an Elura 200.

Or are the days for Canon DV MiniDV numbered with upcoming HD and DVD models? That is, Elura 100 being the last release we see without any models higher end than this for DV.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:15 PM   #19
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The Optura line is designed to be superior to the Eluras, but it's up in air as to what Canon has planned in the consumer arena. The great price/performance ratio of the Optura 50 is probably due to it's being the last in the line of a particular product/technology cycle.

Traditionally, Canon used the Optura line to put as much technology as they could at around the $1,500 price point. Currently that spot is being held by the new HV10.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 11:49 PM   #20
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Just to follow Michael's spot-on-as-usual post, in my opinion the "Optura replacement line" is now starting with the HV10 high definition camcorder. DV will probably stick around for another year or two at the $200 to $400 price point. Some day soon I imagine you can buy a blister-packed Canon ZR out of a vending machine. But as for high-end consumer models, that's all going HDV, and not too long from now probably AVCHD as well.

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