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Old June 29th, 2004, 08:38 AM   #1
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BAD Japanese customer reaction about GS400

Take a look on the graphical reaction for GS-400

http://www.kakaku.com/prdsearch/detail.asp?PrdKey=20201010183

Friday GS-100 reappear at one store on Kakaku, the price was 1200 $can

Maybe i will wait for GS-500 or buy a second GS-100 ;-)
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:09 AM   #2
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hey that is just the begining of the poll. Wait and see after the release. i gues, it will be nice. better than gs100 for sure.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:24 AM   #3
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or buy a second GS-100 ;-)
You know mine is for sale.. :)
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:51 AM   #4
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RE: hey that is just the begining

No, in the beginnining the circle was full orange.

The GS-100 was in the market since 10 july 2003 ( i have one since august).

I think it's normal for people who have already a DV with spec very near the GS-400 to not be impressed by a low featured like that. If only it's was the same price of the GS-100, but it's 800 $can overpriced.

I think the japanese reaction it's a good indication for a future model in Japan. ;-)
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Old June 29th, 2004, 10:17 AM   #5
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Jean, I think Ali meant that its the beginning for the GS400 and any poll isn't going to be entirely accurate since no one actually owns the cam yet.

I think that a lot of GS100 owners will pass on the GS400 because they've already invested in a cam. It was the same for MX5000 owners when the GS100 came out.

I for one think it will be a worthy upgrade since I shoot exclusively widescreen.

As for a GS500? Maybe next year..
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Old June 29th, 2004, 11:04 AM   #6
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RE: I shoot exclusively widescreen

Buy two GS-100, it's near the same price, you will have superwide ;-)

I'm not trying to convince somebody GS-400 is worst to buy. I'm already convinced and i'm just happy to see the japanese market it's seem to go on the same pragmatism.

It's evident that Panasonic go on the way of customer frenezy.

At this time i'm happy with the GS-100, i shoot a lot of things and i keep the wisdom of my already satisfaction. ;-)
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Old June 29th, 2004, 11:10 AM   #7
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Buy two GS-100, it's near the same price
The cheapest I ever saw the GS100 was about $1200 and Pricejapan (where I bought my GS100) has the GS400 for $1304 delivered.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 12:16 PM   #8
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RE : GS400 for $1304 delivered

In Japan best price for GS400 is 2000 $can
and for GS100 is 1200 $can
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Old June 29th, 2004, 12:35 PM   #9
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Jean, your GS400 price is a little high since Pricejapan.com purchases from Japan.

Wow, where can you get the GS100 new for under $1000USD and in stock?
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Old June 29th, 2004, 01:08 PM   #10
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After translating the page you can see that what they rated poorly were the price, battery life, and portability. The Japanese are crazy about having everything as small as possible (why do you think Sony's PC305 has its feature set and is matchbook style) so portability rating is of course gonna be bad, and we know that's ridiculous. The batteries for prosumer cams are always a dissapointment because after spending all that money, you still need to buy a second one. Price was rated poorly because the GS100 can be gotten for much less over there. Picture quality was rated very well, and everything else was a toss-up...and this is from about 30 unconfirmed users! We'll have to wait a few months for some real feedback.

I was dying to get my hands on this cam, but even though I wouldn't buy the Sony PC305, I would be reserved about dropping the money on the GS400 when another cam was coming out for less with a possible 24p solution.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 01:18 PM   #11
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I was dying to get my hands on this cam, but even though I wouldn't buy the Sony PC305, I would be reserved about dropping the money on the GS400 when another cam was coming out for less with a possible 24p solution.
PC305? 24p? You have my interest but I'm not sure what cam you're talking about..?
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Old June 29th, 2004, 01:23 PM   #12
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Tommy, camcorderinfo.com. Sony's new 350 - just announced. Very interesting indeed.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 01:31 PM   #13
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RE: where can you get the GS100 new for under $1000USD and in stock?

Rare, but take a look at kakaku : someone this friday saw one demo available for 59,800 Y = 744.558 CAD ;-)

http://www.kakaku.com/prdsearch/detail.asp?ItemCD=202010&MakerCD=65&Product=NV%2DGS100K

It's the first message :

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Old June 29th, 2004, 01:34 PM   #14
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Yeah, but thats because the GS100 is being phased out. Pricing is relatively the same for in-production models.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 01:39 PM   #15
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Tommy, camcorderinfo.com. Sony's new 350 - just announced. Very interesting indeed.
Nice little cam! If only it were a Panasonic and 3CCD. :)
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