Are ther ever any revisions of cameras? at

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 24th, 2004, 11:17 AM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 354
Are ther ever any revisions of cameras?

Like... what I'm saying is that do cameras ever get revised and updated either like the hardware components or internal components? I mean, like I buy GL2.... and say that the GL2 came out in 2001.... would it be beneficial to buy it say like 3 years later (2004).. Perhaps the internal components are revised to prevent bugs/errors? I mean the whole camera technology isn't updated... of course that would be a whole new camera, but I mean do cameras ever get revised as time goes on, thus making the production of cameras now be better than when it first came out -- or is it all the same?
"Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film."
David Ho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2004, 12:13 PM   #2
Obstreperous Rex
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 27,051
Images: 513
Occasionally there are software upgrades available for some DV camcorders. Generally the nature and details of these upgrades are not made available to consumers. However, if you send your camcorder in for service on a regular basis (at least once per year at the very least is my own recommendation), your camcorder will automatically receive those upgrades. Hope this helps,

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2004, 12:33 PM   #3
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vallejo, California
Posts: 4,049
Yes, later production runs may have updates. The Japanese do make running changes in their products when they batch them more than one time.

Understand that cameras are made a batch at a time. Then the plant makes something else for a while. Then they may come back and set up the production line for another run of a camera. Unless there is a serious problem, the current batch will be built as-is.

I know my PD150 from 3 years ago did not perform as well as the new one Sony gave me 13 months ago. Subtle differences.
Mike Rehmus
Hey, I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel!
Mike Rehmus is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:22 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network