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Old March 9th, 2011, 08:31 AM   #1
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When will the XF 100 be readily available to buy online in the US?

Hello folks,

I currently have the JVC HM100, I love the FCP workflow, SD cards, small size. The problems are its controls are a total joke, none of the buttons are in the right places, zoom/focus ring and zoom rocker is a pain to use (no consistency), it is very noisy in low light, but I have adjusted to it and I can get by just fine (I mainly shoot auto because the buttons for manual settings is so inconvenient).

However, after playing with the XF 105 tonight at a store here in Hong Kong, I am flabbergasted at the size, the layout of the camera, controls, buttons, LCD screen etc, being able to use 7200mah batteries (I travel a lot, doing run and guns) and decent ease of use with FCP. The only slight downside compare to the HM100 is the viewfinder, I must admit I like the viewfinder on the HM100 better. I quickly fell in love with the XF 100/105, if only the HM100 had a similar layout...I am preparing to sell my HM100 to a friend, the XF 105 is a much better buy in the long run I believe. I am not banking on JVC to offer a better version of the HM100..

However, the prices in Hong Kong for the XF 100 is $900USD more expensive than the price tag at B&H. So I am definitely buying it in the US, I will stop by in the US in late March for two weeks. And also for almost two months in mid May. Will the XF 100 be in stock by then? I need to have a camcorder( I have no other camcorder besides the HM100, which I will sell) by July.

Thanks for any input!

Sam

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Old March 12th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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Re: When will the XF 100 be readily available to buy online in the US?

The XF100 is available now at amazon,
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Old March 12th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #3
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Re: When will the XF 100 be readily available to buy online in the US?

Thank you zaid, i just saw canon had seven of them in stock as well. I have since decided to wait and buy it here in hong kong in Pal standard, since all my jvc hm100 footage was shot in 50p, i wont havr to deal with crazy conversions etc. I dont want to pay the 500usd toupgrade to pal.

Fornthose of you wanting a ntsc xf100, here is the link

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FTREOW/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d1_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=08EWCQ9B5RB2X10CWKQ6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846
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Old March 19th, 2011, 11:38 PM   #4
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Re: When will the XF 100 be readily available to buy online in the US?

I need to get an XF100 and the rest of my gear by this weekend. Does anyone have them in stock? There's 1 on Amazon, but I'm wondering if there are any others around.

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Old March 20th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #5
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Amazon shipped immediately for me. I was sorry to have to cancel my B&H photo order. They were embarrassed it was taking so long and they said they completely understood the need to go to Amazon.
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