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Old February 8th, 2009, 08:54 AM   #1
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Canon HV30: Pal & NTSC

I'm just about to buy an HV30. One seller I'm considering states that they have a worldwide version which is both PAL & NTSC compatible.

Does such a beast exist?

I live in PAL land. :-(

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Old February 8th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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Not certain, but it sounds dubious. Multi-standard cams are most often found at the pro and prosumer level. From what I've seen, Canon sell a kit to additionally enable NTSC on PAL cams, and PAL on NTSC cams. I don't believe they sell an A1 model that natively supports both standards, but I might be wrong on this.

My best suggestion would be to pour over the Canon site to see if you can find anything about cross/standard support for the HV30. If nothing turns up, I'd suspect that this vendor is trying to sell you the proverbial bill of goods.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. The seller confirmed it was PAL but when I then checked their ebay feedback, I found a trail of complaints about cameras not being PAL and various other difficulties. I guess I should have done that first!

So the answer seems to be no, the beast doesn't exist!

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