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Old January 26th, 2004, 04:05 PM   #76
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I just got my GS100K this week.


John Palmieri == 26 January 2004 == Price Japan(Black) US$1202

I think the remarkable thing about this was that it arrived from Japan to Connecticut in less than 3 days. I ordered it on Friday at 3PM EST. It arrived Monday at 11AM EST.

The camacorder was brand new factory sealed with excellent service.

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Old February 14th, 2004, 04:46 AM   #77
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Just got home with one

I got it in Nagasaki at Kitamura camera for 119,000 yen which is about $1120. Got it there as the staff at this shop has been great to me over the years and it comes with a 5 yr. warranty! It's been 8 yrs. since my hi8 died and haven't touched a video camera since. I got this model after all the rave comments from you guys. Didn't even check any footage out in the stores- going on the overwelming popularity of this cam that users here and at camcorderinfo.com have shown. Just for kicks I went to Yamada denki and asked the jokers there which camera had the best video quality. The salesman lead me to the Victor 3500 which was quite a bit cheper. He had some night footage of a local festival that looked great in the viewfinder but it wan't enough to deter me from the gs 100. Can't wait to try this puppy out later this weekend.
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Old February 14th, 2004, 11:20 PM   #78
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GS-100K from Price Japan

Hi Samuel and other members,

Here is a list of the GS100K and accessories I ordered from Price Japan in early January. Even with special order accessories I had everything in about a week.

I ordered the GS100K after reading all the messages on the DVi Community. We needed the Frame mode this Camcorder offers. The GS100K is everything the members talk about and more.

NV-GS-100K (Black) JPY 117,700
VW-VBD7 Waist Battery JPY 16,200
VW-LF43W Filter Set JPY 2,600
VW-LDH3 Video Light 5,960
VW-LLS Halogen Bulb for VM-LDH3 JPY 1,500 x 2 3,000
VW-FLHDJ3 Video Flash JPY 8,500
VW-SJGS100 Rain Cover JPY 6,930
VW-VMH3 Dedicated Stereo Zoom Microphone JPY 1,700

Since I am in Canada it was easier to send JPY (Yen).

Service from Price Japan was great. They keep in touch through the entire order to delivery process.

I ordered extra Panasonic CGA-DU21 2040mAh Batteries from a contact in Hong Kong for US$50.00 each including Registered insured Air Mail. If anyone is looking for batteries from a reliable source with great prices, send me an email and I will put you in touch.

I am becomming adicted to the DVi Community forum. Thank you to everyone who contributes.

Best wishes to all,

Brian
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Old February 20th, 2004, 10:45 PM   #79
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This must be a record for a GS100K

Here is a fine example of the service provided by PriceJapan.

Our second Panasonic NV-GS100K arrived in my office before 11:00 this morning 20 February. I am totally impressed. I paid PriceJapan through PayPal at about 00:40 19 February 2004. This must be a record; about 34 hours from payment to receipt of goods. The package traveled half way around the World, cleared Canada Customs and was delivered by DHL in less than 34 hours.

The NV-GS100K was perfectly packaged wrapped in bubble wrap then placed in a very strong outer carton. We only opened the outer carton to record the Serial Number. This GS100K will be kept as received as a back up for our first GS100K.

It is a plesure to do business with the professional staff at PriceJapan.
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Old February 20th, 2004, 10:51 PM   #80
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did you have to pay any duty or gst/pst on you cam?
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Old February 20th, 2004, 11:29 PM   #81
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Canada Customs - GS100K

Hello Travis,

This information should assist all Canadians.

We are a registered importer and exporter. We ordered the GS100K for our business. The Canada Customs Entry was a Commercial Importation B-3 Entry. The GS100K is Duty Free. We had to pay GST; however we get it back as we are GST registered.

Individual entry's are different. The GS100K is duty free to individuals as well as businesses. You will be required to pay GST to Canada Customs. You may be required to pay Provincial Sales Tax and Brokerage fees. Canada Customs can advise if they will charge Provincial Sales Tax for your Province. DHL can advise you of their policy on Brokerage or you could clear the shipment your self. Canada Customs Officers are very helpfull and will help with the paperwork. DHL will call you when the package arrives and offer you the choice.

Here is the best procedure to follow importing a GS100K or any other Digital Camcorder into Canada.

You need to identify the item per Canada Customs Classification:

Description: Digital Color Video Camcorder
Make & Model: Panasonic Model NV-GS100K
Classification Code: H.S. Code: 8525.410.00.10

We provide our suppliers with a Canada Customs Invoice in Microsoft Excel format. All PriceJapan had to do was enter the date of Direct Shipment, their Commercial Invoice Number and the Gross Weight of the package. They then print the Canada Customs Invoice and attach four copies to the DHL Air Waybill.

If anyone would like the Canada Customs Invoice in Microsoft Excel format, just ask.

Should you have any other questions, please drop me an email to Brian.Kirkey@PoliceOrdnance.com
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Old February 21st, 2004, 04:25 PM   #82
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My new GS100k

I got my GS100k this week from an ebay auction for $1200. My only disapointment is that it doesn't let you see 16:9 correctly in lcd like the PDX10. Other than that I'm stoked!
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Old February 21st, 2004, 04:40 PM   #83
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My only disapointment is that it doesn't let you see 16:9 correctly in lcd like the PDX10.
But just think of that $1000 you saved and it makes it all worth while.

Wow, I haven't seen a GS100 on eBay yet!
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Old February 21st, 2004, 04:56 PM   #84
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Wow, I haven't seen a GS100 on eBay yet!
Funny that you should mention that. For the last week I've been checking e-bay for lenses, and got curious to see if there were any GS100's and MX300's being flogged. :-))
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Old February 21st, 2004, 11:21 PM   #85
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Oh, I'm not complaining

Yeah, I could spend under $200 on a 16:9 7" lcd and then still have $800 left over for all kinds of accessories from the money I saved by not buying the pdx10. The same week I decided to order from price Japan, a silver one NIB popped up on ebay. I was in heaven! You guys have helped a Sony person see the light on this great camera over the last several months of my lurking. I hope to repay the debt I owe you all with my experiences with this awesome cam!
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Old February 26th, 2004, 02:57 PM   #86
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Here we go!! The price of GS100 dropped around only 70$ from June 2003! thats not bad

I am Back again!!!!

Owner, Date of purchase, Source,(Price-optional), Cassette tape, SD card

Marius Burz ===17th July 2003 ===Price Japan
Samuel Raj ====26th July 2003 ===Price Japan == TDK (DVM60ME),Panasonic 256mb
Shawn Thomas == 29th July 2003== Price Japan
Patricia Kim==''==''==Fuji tape
Eng Yew Lee
Michael Struthers
Bogdan Vaglarov ==1st Aug 2003==Camera no Kitamura,Japan==130000 Yen
Nicco Bhabu ==22nd July 2003==Price Japan
Wei Jen MD==6th Aug 2003== local friend in Japan==151720yen including VW-VBD7 to US
Lincoln Norris==9th Aug 2003==Akihabara(discount shop, japan)==117,800 +5% tax.
Steven Blye==6th Aug 2003==Price Japan(two black units)
DooKee Cho ==14th Aug 2003==Price Japan(Great Silver!)
Donald Craig Forbes ==18th Aug 2003==Price Japan(Black, with waist battery!!)
Aylwin Cal == 19th August 2003 == www.hat-in.com, Japan(Black unit)
Amit Sawarkar == 25th August 2003 == Price Japan(Great Silver!)US$1208
Peter Warren == 2nd September 2003 == Price Japan(Black) US$1190
Alex Zabrovsky==18th September 2003==Allan Rejoso(Black),US$1170
Kris Tomasson ==10th September 2003==discount shop in Akihabara,japan (Black)==tax free purchase
Brandon Chin==3rd October 2003==Price Japan(reached Just In Time!!!)
John McRae== Sept. 12, 2003== a Tokyo store named Gurakubu Tokiwa(Black)==122,000 Yen ==Panasonic AY-DVM60EJ tapes, two 256MB Sandisk SD cards
Timothy Kimball==Sep.15,2003=Price Japan= Fuji tapes
John Palmieri == 26 January 2004 == Price Japan(Black) US$1202(Got in less than 3 days!)
Danny Louviere ==14 Feb. 2004=in Nagasaki at Kitamura camera =$1120
Brian Kirkey == early Jan 2004 =Price Japan ==(Black) JPY 117,700
Bart Shannon == 21 feb.2004 ==ebay auction ==$1200




Accessories (new Column) -- Pls remind me to update, if i missed
Patricia Kim == LW4307(Wide Lens)
Wei Jen MD== VW-VBD7
Donald Craig Forbes == VW-VBD7
Amit Sawarkar == LF43W(UV filter), LW4307(Wide Lens)
Aylwin Cal == Kenko UV SL-39 multi coated filter,Hakuba 0.6x wide angle conversion lens (48mm wide at front and 25 mm long)
Peter Warren == Pana Zoom Mike $166, Waist Batterey $156, Rain Cover $66
Lincoln Norris == Raynox HD6600 pro .66x wide angle!
Samuel Raj == Raynox HD6600 pro .66x wide angle!, hoya UV filter
Alex Zabrovsky==UV and ND4 filter as well rubber hood from Allan.
Kris Tomasson ==LW4307 w/a lens and LF43W filter kit,English Remote.

John McRae== extra 2040mAh battery(batterysavings.com),VW-LT4314M conversion lens (telephoto),VW-VMH3 zoom microphone,VW-FLHDJ3 flash,VW-VBD7 battery pack,Non Pana:Raynox High Quality Wide Angle Conversion Lens 0.66x (3963-101-RAY),Kenko UV and Skylight-B filters
2040mAh battery(batterysavings.com),2 256MB SanDisk SD cards

Timothy Kimball = Pana waist battery pack and filter kit

Brian Kirkey == VW-VBD7 Waist Battery JPY 16,200,VW-LF43W Filter Set JPY 2,600,VW-LDH3 Video Light 5,960, VW-LLS Halogen Bulb for VM-LDH3 JPY 1,500 x 2 3,000,VW-FLHDJ3 Video Flash JPY 8,500,VW-SJGS100 Rain Cover JPY 6,930,VW-VMH3 Dedicated Stereo Zoom Microphone JPY 1,700
Panasonic CGA-DU21 2040mAh Batteries from a contact in Hong Kong for US$50.00
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Old February 26th, 2004, 11:39 PM   #87
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Wondered where you were, Samuel. Glad it wasn't your gs100k that got sold on eBay! Have you purchased any new accessories for your cam?
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Old February 27th, 2004, 12:13 AM   #88
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Pat, I was lil busy with my work, so I didnt have much time to work with cam. Apart from upgrading to windows XP and new dvd writer for my cam, I didnt buy any other accessories.
I was also busy taping my little newborn son with my precious gs100, recorded his FIRST voice after he came out to see the earth and his Dad! lol.

Whats up with you pat. Hope you also would be busy exploring your cam and taking shots of your family.
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Old February 27th, 2004, 07:28 PM   #89
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gs 100 english user manual

I just ordered a black gs 100 from pricejapan.
They sent me a link for the english translation of the user manual: http://404.realmud.com/mike/misc/nv_gs100k_eng/css/nv_gs100k.htm.

I tried to read the text with ms explorer and safari but i only get jibberish. Anybody have any other link that works.
Many thanks.

Pricejapan indicated that only two more black gs 100 available ... so I inquired about a replacement model. This is the answer:
"New model will be released on June, this year (roughly in 100 days)
We don't know any information about it.
Kaneda"
Thought this might be of interest.

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