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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:31 PM   #16
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Okay. Now the price has dropped down about 39%. I am really tempted to wait till after New Year's. But do you think Amazon would raise it after Christmas?
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 09:12 PM   #17
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Okay. Now the price has dropped down about 39%. I am really tempted to wait till after New Year's. But do you think Amazon would raise it after Christmas?

It's such a great price for it now! If you were wanting to get this camera, now is better than ever.

Only reason I would wait at this point would be to see what they release at CES 2009.

But even then, the price of the new models will not be anywhere near what the HV30 is now, at least for the next 6 months ...
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Old December 26th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #18
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Locally here in Ontario, Canada, the Boxing Day special price at a known chain (Henrys) is $600can = $480us at close Wed's exchange rate. Can't see large increases given the current state of the economy.

It's the first time in a long time that I've seen Canadian prices below US prices, and it's $120 less than a week ago.

Hope this helps any sitting on the price fence.

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Old December 26th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #19
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Compatible w/ everything

B&H has HV30 for 539.00 picked one up the other day it's compatible w/ all my editing software right now and the video quality seems much better than ACVHD. In a few years I'll probably migrate to a hard drive or flash based camera. In the mean time ACVHD software and compression schemes will get better - less artifacts better video ect. ect.

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Old December 27th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #20
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I am considering the HV30 also. But tell me why I shouldn't buy the HV20 instead, when it looks I can get one for about $350.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 11:20 AM   #21
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I am considering the HV30 also. But tell me why I shouldn't buy the HV20 instead, when it looks I can get one for about $350.
The HV30's only main differences are it has:

30P
A better zoom toggle
A better LCD
It's black.

Otherwise, it's the same as the HV20. Do those differences justify the cost? THat's up to you.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #22
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The saga continues

So I have not bought my camera yet and now prices have kicked upa bit. Do I regret it? No.


Yahoo! News Search Results for retail sales, discounts

It is bad all over and I am curious to see how low things will go.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #23
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Your patience has been rewarded. Canon announced the HV40 last week.


Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder
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Old January 11th, 2009, 10:15 PM   #24
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Your patience has been rewarded. Canon announced the HV40 last week.


Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder
That's awesome.

Speaking of which, I noticed something very odd witht eh prices.

On Google it states the price on Amazon is $526.73
Canon HV30 Camcorder - 2.96 MP - 10 x optical zoom

However when I click onto Amazon that price is nowhere to be seen.

Amazon.com: Canon VIXIA HV30 MiniDV High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom: Camera & Photo
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