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Old November 28th, 2003, 08:33 PM   #1
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Tommy, tell us about your new GS100

You mentioned you were buying a GS100 (the "pro" black one). What are your thoughts, and how does it compare with your former PV-DV953 and PDX10? Thanks.
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Old November 29th, 2003, 07:59 PM   #2
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I hope to place my order this coming week.

Stay tuned..
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Old November 29th, 2003, 08:05 PM   #3
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And you're gonna sell the Xi?
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Old November 29th, 2003, 08:27 PM   #4
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Definitely will sell the Xi. In fact thats the last hurdle before I purchase the black mamba.

I feel confident about owning a Japanese cam now that two of my female co-workers are both Japanese.
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Old November 29th, 2003, 10:17 PM   #5
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Post your Xi for sale on our Classifieds and it's bound to go quickly.
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Old December 14th, 2003, 11:11 AM   #6
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Ordered the GS100K and hope to have it later this week.

I was hoping to give Allan or Tim a little business but unfortunately (for me) Allan is in Mexico and Tim is here in the states.

I decided to give PriceJapan a try since I need the cam before Dec 24th for the next ultrasound of my wife and our twins.
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Old December 14th, 2003, 03:47 PM   #7
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might possibly be interested in your xi what you looking to get out of it?
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Old December 14th, 2003, 04:26 PM   #8
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Thanks for the interest Jon but it has already gone on the auction block of eBay and as usual I sold it for roughly what I paid (and even more than you can get one now).

Jon, you might want to checkout OneCall as they have the Xi for $1056 (click best price).

Here is a link.

http://ww1.onecall.com/PID_20905.htm?BCPID=479
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Old December 22nd, 2003, 01:45 PM   #9
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The black mamba has landed!

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-...le1(Small).jpg

The one thing that has surprised me the most is the compact size of the GS100. Being larger than a GS70 and smaller than the DV953 makes for an easy cam to hold.

More than likely the cam will be permanently set to wide mode and frame mode but I will try out the ProCinema feature for comparison.

I'll update later this week with some frames and stills.
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Old December 22nd, 2003, 06:04 PM   #10
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Congratulations Tommy on your purchase of the GS100. I'm a bit jealous because I really wanted one but as you know was fearful of the Japanese menus.

I hope it is everything you wanted and that it meets your expectations which I'm sure it will.

I'm also sure a lot of us would like to know (in time) how your dealing with the menus and translations. A little help from your colleagues at work is always nice, but you are the one who has to figure it out when they are not there. I'm curious how much difference there really is between this and the DV953 - because at $950.00 (which is what I ended up paying for my 953) it might not be that much of a difference, just size and a little more low light quality.

Congrats once again - enjoy!

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Old December 22nd, 2003, 06:53 PM   #11
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More congrats from me too!

I had decided on a GS100K until I read all the fuss about the 852 and I was ready to order an 852 today until I saw your post. That 852 at B&H is a killer deal and your old jpegs really show the low light difference.

I think I'll wait for your updates but I don't want to miss the 852 window! That's alot of cam for $569.

Your GS100K is awful purty though!

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Old December 22nd, 2003, 09:00 PM   #12
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Congratulations on your new purchase! I hope you use it for at least 2 years. ;)
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Old December 23rd, 2003, 12:41 AM   #13
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Tommy, you got the "Black Mamba," right?
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Old December 28th, 2003, 03:33 PM   #14
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Had a chance to get more acquainted with the GS100 over the Holiday weekend and its a great little cam.

Here are some frame grabs (not stills) from the GS100 and they have individual notes on how they were obtained.

Low light is slightly better than the DV953 but you've gotta watch out for the LCD panel as it often looks much better than what goes to tape.

http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrow...elected=685258
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Old December 28th, 2003, 05:36 PM   #15
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Tommy, you got the "Black Mamba," right?
Most definitely, but often its a Dirty Black Mamba. Like having a shiny black car its hard to keep it clean!
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