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Old May 25th, 2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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I'm very curious about this popular Ikegami model. Why is it so low in price, considering it's native 2/3" 16:9 cam with excellent sounding controls, etc? Is it old? I don't know a great deal about these higher end cams, and I'm not exactly in the market at this time, but this one really seems to take the cake, with an $11k starting price...

Just curious.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 12:20 PM   #2
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It's probably as cheap as it is because Ikegami sort of lost the market to Sony in this area. It's a great camera, every bit as good as the equivalent Sony, and actually, if my memory for statistics is accurate, it is about 2 db better in S/N ratio. But, in addition to at least $5,000-$6,000 for a minimal quality lens, you'll have to put in about another $1,500-$2,000 for batteries and charger.
Still, you could get a decent package for right at $20K, significantly cheaper than the DSR570. I've had a DSR500 with 16:9 chips for about 4 years now and couldn't be happier, but if I were going to buy another one today, I'd get the Ikegami just on price alone.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 05:44 PM   #3
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So it's not that it has any, er, eccentricities or idiosynracies, it just fell prey to market outcome. Well, I hope it's like happens again when I am in the market! Thanks.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 09:49 AM   #4
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Shawn, one of the regulars over at DV.com (I think) has this Ikegami and has written quite a bit of positive things about it in the past. You might want to have a look if you're interested.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 10:17 AM   #5
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Will ask around/search. Thanks, Boyd.
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