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Old January 5th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #16
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If there's a new product it's likely to be a substantial change in features or a great reduction in production costs. There might actually be fewer features...
Can someone please pass the mustard? I have these words I gotta eat.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 04:54 PM   #17
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I have been watching the HV30 price at B&H from just before the announcement of the upcoming HV40 until today. Unfortunately I did not write down the figures, but from memory the price went from around $535 just before, to $560-something just after, and today it is $579:95. I guess they anticipate a "run" on the HV30 units that are left, because some potential buyers would rather pay $560 for a 30 than full price (whatever that will be) for a 40, when the latter has few new features. But perhaps I shouldn't play amateur psychologist.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 12:30 PM   #18
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Very likely the price was dropping with sales as CES approached.
Now that everyone knows what the new models will be, the sales, and prices, are going back to normal.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 12:36 AM   #19
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I had to go spring for the HV30 just now over at Amazon, as this will pay for itself as a FCP playback/capture deck deck later on. I grabbed the hot shoe mic while I was at it. I shot some footage or a band recording session this summer with that same setup and was knocked out by the picture as well as sound quality. That mic makes a big difference.

I really want a Sony Z1 or V1, and one of them are coming next, but I need something right now to get more new demo material up on Vimeo, and we all know you can get some great stuff with this camera if you know what you are doing and have the lighting right.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #20
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Price at B&H just now (Jan 8th, 7:15 pm) is another $20 higher, i.e. $599:95. Bill, what do you think it will top-out at?!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #21
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I have no clue what the price vs. time curve is going to be...my crystal ball for reading the future stinks. I just make educated surmises.

Are you happy with the picture quality? Features? There will always be a better cam coming next year, but that does you no good this year. At some point, you have to nail down what's important to you, why it's important to you, make the decision, buy it, and not look back.

It wasn't that long ago (months) I bit the bullet and bought a Sony HDR-HC9.
Big, make that huge, huge upgrade from the Std. Def. Sony TRV-320 that was its predecessor.

Do I like the look of the new cams? You bet.
Am I going to buy a new one? No, for the following reasons:
1. Overwhelmingly I am still delivering product via DVD. HDV is fantastic source for that.
2. I am still having fun learning how to use the cam to its full ability.
3. It is to soon in my upgrade cycle, and the improvement would be to incremental.

But that's me.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 03:11 PM   #22
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B&H price now at 630$

I guess I'm just gonna have to aim for an HV20.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 03:45 PM   #23
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B&H price now at 630$

I guess I'm just gonna have to aim for an HV20.
can still get it for $600 and free shipping if you look around.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 04:59 PM   #24
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If you're not in a rush, I'm sure the price will drop as soon as the 40 hits the market.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 05:34 PM   #25
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I definitely agree, and I would wait if I could but there are a few projects that I need done very soon and I don't currently have any access to a camcorder.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #26
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Well B&H price is $599 + MasterWorks DVD: Jumpstart Guide for the Canon HV30 Camcorder

Amazon has one for $10 bucks cheaper...


Any idea if the price will drop back down?
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Old February 16th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #27
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Does anyone actually buy steadily from Amazon? How is their return/repair policy?

Because I'd pay way, way more than an extra $10 for the consistency and comfort that B&H gives me when something goes wrong.
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