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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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NV-GS400 Picture!

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Old March 18th, 2004, 11:51 PM   #2
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Looks definitely new!

12x zoom, power LCD, built-in mic slopes down.

But how do you display the entire picture. Was the lens portion intentionally cut?
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Old March 19th, 2004, 12:05 AM   #3
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what exactly is a power LCD?
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Old March 19th, 2004, 12:09 AM   #4
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That's the way I got the pic. I don't know anything else about the cam. As more info comes in, I'll post it.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 12:16 AM   #5
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Power LCD increases brightness of the LCD 2x for better viewing even while shooting under bright lights. It's one of the new features for Pany's 2004 cam line-up. Works well and in many instances, makes the LCD video look stunning with vibrant color.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 12:28 AM   #6
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Here's the front half of the GS400!

http://www.dvfreak.com/image004.jpg (Top view.)

So is she the silver version of the Black Mamba, or she not?
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Old March 19th, 2004, 12:35 AM   #7
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The lens barrel appears longer than that of GS100, with extra space between the edge of the built-in flash and the manual focus ring.

Manual focus ring surface looks similar to that of MX5K.

This is definitely not the English version of the GS100. Exciting!
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Old March 19th, 2004, 01:06 AM   #8
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So I guess the world will never see the GS100 outside of Japan. I wonder what will be replacing the GS100 in Japan? The GS400? Any news yet, Allan?
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Old March 19th, 2004, 01:12 AM   #9
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No official news yet Frank, but based on rumors, something will come out this summer (that's quite easy to predict though). However, the cam shown on the picture looks like it could be it. I hope the specs will be out soon.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 01:46 AM   #10
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well i just bought a gs100 so i hope the gs400 doesn't have any features that i'll be sorely jealous of.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 02:15 AM   #11
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If it's any consolation for you, I'm convinced you'll be happy with the GS100 for many years. New doesn't always mean better. There might be new features or better features, but they'll be other features gone or stripped down.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 02:40 AM   #12
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pre-sale here

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/sale4sure/pv-gs400.html

http://ibmega.com/index.asp?pc=pv-gs400

http://www.uniquephoto.com/index.php...0fcd1fe0a95736
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Old March 19th, 2004, 04:31 AM   #13
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$1499 US, that's pricey!

Did any of the GS400 pics come up for you on those 3 links you posted, John? None came up for me.

I see that the PAL GS400 is boosting 4meg stills capability, whereas the US PV version's boost is only 3meg stills.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 08:36 AM   #14
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no pics, but at uniquephoto its only $1199.95
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Old March 19th, 2004, 09:33 PM   #15
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Allan, I agree. The GS400 looks way different than the GS100, plus it's not black mamba black. :-))

I hope Pana releases its specs soon, otherwise interest will shift to the DVC30, and the 400 will be forgotten---especially if Japan is getting an entirely different beast, 'er, bee. :-))
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