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Old March 5th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Canon camcorder 2008/2009 range accessories

Hi,

I've had a browse and can't really find the answer.

On Canon's Australian website (Canon Australia - Home) i can find zero accessories for HD camcorders such as HF S10, HF 20, HV 30 etc those types.

You go to the 'accessories' section where you select what accessories your looking for and their selection menu has no option for camcorders only still cameras and calculators and other crap.

Are Canon accessories readily avaliable in Australia, like Genuine larger battery's, camera bags, extra light for the accessory shoe's etc... If i buy a new camera i definitely need an extra larger battery and their site has zero info.

Is it just me? Does the site not have extra batteries and things on it or is it just im searching the wrong way? Any ideas for people who are in Australia or who you the Aus Canon site?

Cheers

Ps... even if people overseas can try find the camcorder accessories on tha Aussie site if their bored that would be appreciated :)

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Old March 5th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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Hi Mike...................

No, it isn't just you, it's Canon.

I can't answer your Q re "Are they readily available" (tho' most, if not all, of the consumer cams do not have larger batteries, for example, nor do they have Canon cases).

Your best bet is to talk to a reputable dealer for specific items and get them to ask Canon for you.

Else buy them from B&H in the States, tho' even there most of the accessories appear to be not from Canon.


CS

PS: This overseas enough for you?
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Old March 5th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #3
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No, it isn't just you, it's Canon.

PS: This overseas enough for you?
Cheers i thought i was going crazy. Overseas enough yeah NZ will do...

Thats one of the things putting me off from getting a Canon, lack of information about accessories on their site and also lack of local repairer's, i put a few postcodes in its service center search thing and 0 results each time :(

If i buy one i'm worried it won't be easy to get Genuine bigger capacity batteries or repairs locally (Western Australia/Perth)..

Yeah ill check with the local Camera House store and see what they have... cheers.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #4
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Hi again....

Mike, can I ask you to do something?

You're obviously from WA but your location is simply listed as Australia.

Can you click on the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of the page and ask the mods to update your location with that snippet.

I know WA is "the boonies" for stuff like this, so would have possibly given a different response if I had known.

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Old March 14th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #5
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Whoa, confusing. I am also Mike Jones from WA (Washington state)... One thing you might want to verify if you purchase batteries from the U.S. is whether or not they're compatible with an Australian market camera, given the voltage differences between the two countries.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 05:45 AM   #6
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Hi Mike (WA USA). There is no difference in batteries due to local mains power supplies. The only thing that might be affected is the charger. The battery does not "see" the mains voltage at all.

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