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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


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Old November 1st, 2006, 10:55 AM   #16
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Now that's gutsy--getting a brand new camera in the day before a shoot. Not that I haven't done the same thing...years ago Sony overnighted my a BVW300. I got it one morning, unpacked it, put the lens on, charged the batteries, turned the camera on, it worked, put everything in a case and made an evening flight to Seattle; read the manual on the plane. That's cutting it a little close.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 11:13 AM   #17
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Have you received your tracking number?
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Old November 1st, 2006, 11:15 AM   #18
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This is a nit I have with B&H but when I purchased my Z1 from them last year, it was in stock, I paid for next day air delivery, but they still didn't get it sent for 2 days.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 11:23 AM   #19
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I sent a note to customer service saying I was disappointed because I'd heard other, smaller, dealers were already shipping. Then I asked for free expedited shipping... yeah I know- like they could care less...
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:00 PM   #20
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(I've never been able to view the footage that's been posted...try to download the viewer I need for Mac and there's always a problem with the site, so I gave up).[/QUOTE]

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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:17 PM   #21
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unhappy with ZOTZ

I contacted ZOTZ Digital back in July and was put on their list. They told me I would be on the first shippment, but I was just informed that I'll have to wait until they get a second shippment - at least another weeks wait!

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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:18 PM   #22
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If you are asking me.....then no. I haven't received a tracking number yet.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:22 PM   #23
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I contacted ZOTZ Digital back in July and was put on their list. They told me I would be on the first shippment, but I was just informed that I'll have to wait until they get a second shippment - at least another weeks wait! If you ask me - don't go with ZOTZ, they talk it up big... but when it comes to delivering the goods - no camera!
I have heard good things from Zotz so I wouldn't dismiss them so easily. I have purchased 3 large cameras from Christine at ZGC and have never been unhappy with the wait. 2 of these were brand new cameras and I got one out of the first batch both times. So far they deliver on what they say is going to happen.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:23 PM   #24
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Now that's gutsy--getting a brand new camera in the day before a shoot.
Well if I bought a Sony, or a Panasonic or a JVC I would be worried. The A1 is very similar to the H1 I just sold 5 days ago. So while I need to get familiar with a few changes, I feel I already know most of what the camera can do.

I hope.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:35 PM   #25
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True, if you've already had an H1, then you're 95 percent there, I think.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:54 PM   #26
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just a quick question...is there any chance the price will come down just a little in the near future?
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Old November 1st, 2006, 01:06 PM   #27
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just a quick question...is there any chance the price will come down just a little in the near future?
That's a good question....there is always a chance. But the price is already so low for the feature set it has. I'd think it would be tought to get it any lower. We can hope.

The H1 stayed at it's price for a long long time. If the demand is high enough I don't foresee it dropping anytime soon.

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Old November 1st, 2006, 02:12 PM   #28
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Marty,
Congrats.Keep me posted on the A1.
We love the H1 you sold us, and I get to use it a wedding on Sat. The only thing is that I may have to shoot in Sd 4:3.Kind of like taking a Ferrari to a donkey race.
Thanks again for the great deal.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 02:15 PM   #29
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We just picked ours up today!!!!!
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Old November 1st, 2006, 02:20 PM   #30
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Marty,
Congrats.Keep me posted on the A1.
We love the H1 you sold us, and I get to use it a wedding on Sat. The only thing is that I may have to shoot in Sd 4:3.Kind of like taking a Ferrari to a donkey race.
Thanks again for the great deal.
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Bruce, I have a wedding to shoot on Saturday also...so we will both be using our new cameras probably at the same time. I am glad you are happy with it. I was. But I had to make the sacrifice. I am really hoping the A1 is just as good as the H1, just missing a few features that I can live without.

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