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Old September 13th, 2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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A1/G1 Street Dates?

I read in the press release late October for A1 and mid November for G1. Does anybody have more solid street dates for the A1 and G1? Do you think these are realistic dates?

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Old September 14th, 2006, 02:48 PM   #2
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mid October?

I've ordered mine through Zotz Digital in Oregon, and my sense after talking with them is that the A1 may come mid October, if not a little sooner.

They've been exceptionally helpful and informative!
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Old September 14th, 2006, 11:02 PM   #3
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Cool.

I ordered mine through B&H and the video guy said he didn't know, but he didn't think that Canon would make the October release. He suggested it might not be until early November for both cameras.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 03:35 PM   #4
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Canon let us know as of today that the sched. is still mid October for the A1 and mid November for the G1. The 6x wide for the H1 is mid October and the little HV10 is the end of next week.

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Old September 15th, 2006, 05:06 PM   #5
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Old September 17th, 2006, 04:21 AM   #6
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This (A1) better come out mid-october. I have a project lined up for the end of october and need it done before november before my screenwriter goes into surgery. Gah! the humanity! I just might have to get some other camera.
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Old September 25th, 2006, 04:08 AM   #7
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The stores in The Netherlands list the XH-G1 for late october, and the XH-A1 halfway November. So did they mix-up? I am not sure if I will opt for the XH-A1, I prefer to wait till the camera is reviewed by the right websites. But at this moment, I have the idea that it might be the ideal camera for my purpose. I want to make documentaries and short films. And this camera seems to have more value for that purpose then the Sony HDR-FX1. The only things is that I expect other companies to lower their prices. So I will wait and see.

But about the dates, who can clarify this?
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Old September 25th, 2006, 04:05 PM   #8
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Well no specific dates yet, but I just got a call from my dealer who said that Canon is taking orders from retailers for the A1, and that they are set to ship out mid-October.
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Old September 25th, 2006, 04:26 PM   #9
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Nice... I am planning to buy something in November. The Sony V1 is also an option, but this Canon product really has my attention.
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I just got off the phone with my Canon USA representative. He stated that Canon has already allocated XHA1 camera's to their representatives. This means that product is already in route and on schedule with qty amounts allocated per region to be delivered within the US. The XHA1 is definitely going to be available 2nd or 3rd week of October depending on how fast US Customs releases product.

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Old September 27th, 2006, 02:49 PM   #11
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Cool. Thanks for the update.

I am so jazzed about getting mine!
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Old September 27th, 2006, 02:59 PM   #12
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good to know!

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Old September 27th, 2006, 03:02 PM   #13
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I hope they will soon let people review them. I am really interested in the performance of the camera, measured by objective people. I want to have this camera (A1) or the Sony V1. So unfortunately, I cannot and wil not place an order before both cameras are tested by respected sites.

The risk is that I will have to wait on new supplies.
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Old September 27th, 2006, 04:25 PM   #14
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So its going to be $3999 Canon XH-A1 vs the
$4290 Sony V1 (official street price).

Let's get ready to RUUUMMBLLEE ! 2006 is going out in a bang for sure.

Panasonic really needs to do something about that dvx100b. maybe a native, 16x9, AVC100 SD recording??
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Old September 28th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #15
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Where did you see the official retail price (MSRP) of the Sony V1?
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