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Old July 25th, 2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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Exact date?

Have they released an exact ship date yet? I know it was said that they would be available in August but is it on the first or at the end? I am only asking because I need to purchase a camera before the end of the month and was going for the DVX-100. But now that this is come to light I am definetly getting one of these. I just hope I make it in time.
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Old July 25th, 2004, 06:57 PM   #2
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It's supposed to be either the end of August or the beginning of September. If I were you, I would not wait. The DVX100A is available now. Go ahead and pick it up as soon as you can, so that you're familiar with it well ahead of your actual shooting dates. You don't want to be learning a new camera when you're starting a project. Later on, if you feel like you must have an XL2, then sell your DVX and get one. Although most DVX owners I know are very reluctant to part with them... the option is always there for you. Hope this helps,
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Old July 26th, 2004, 04:53 AM   #3
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Thanks alot Chris. Makes alot of sense. I am familiar with the DVX100, so that's not an issue. I have used XL-1s's more and know that camera better. That's why I am so stoked for the XL2, I feel as if its the best of both worlds. But only time will tell. I will wait for the XL2 and if it doesn't come in in time, I will get the DVX, no swet. Thanks for the insight, you guys rock.
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Old July 27th, 2004, 02:08 PM   #4
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In most cases I am leery of getting the first batch of a new camera, but in this case it's probably OK, since the XL2 is really the third generation.
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 01:17 PM   #5
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AUGUST 31st!!!!!!
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 03:46 PM   #6
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Is that wishful thinking, or have you heard a real date?
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Old August 24th, 2004, 09:38 AM   #7
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Not confirmed but I was told that the Canon Rep said...."the last minute of the last hour of the last day of August...."

For whatever that means.
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Old August 24th, 2004, 10:51 AM   #8
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Sounds like early September to me.
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Old August 24th, 2004, 01:45 PM   #9
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<<<-- Originally posted by Marty Hudzik : Not confirmed but I was told that the Canon Rep said...."the last minute of the last hour of the last day of August...."

For whatever that means. -->>>

Sounds like a movie tagline to me...

On the last minute
Of the last hour
Of the last day
Of August
2004

The Canon XL2


[Cue cheesy music]

Sorry, couldn't resist...
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Old August 24th, 2004, 01:51 PM   #10
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You need to say those lines with in the resonate, "voice of God" narrative style of movie trailers.
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Old August 24th, 2004, 01:59 PM   #11
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LOL - yeah, that's exactly what I had in mind.
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Old August 29th, 2004, 11:37 AM   #12
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XL-2 First Release

My sources tell me that Canon shipped it's first batch of XL-2s to dealers on Friday. Thise of us with units on order will probably see ours by the middle of next week.
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Old August 29th, 2004, 11:56 AM   #13
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Probably depends on whether they come by ship or plane.
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Old August 29th, 2004, 11:17 PM   #14
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<<Probably depends on whether they come by ship or plane.>>

They ship FedEx 2nd day from Japan to the dealers. If it's true that they shipped friday, then I'd expect that we could have them wednesday if we want to have them overnighted from the dealer. That would be cool...I've got a shoot on thurs, and it would give me a chance to give it a good first test on location and in the studio.
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Old August 30th, 2004, 08:53 AM   #15
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Excellent.
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