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Old August 5th, 2004, 08:29 AM   #1
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GS-400 release date in US

When it will be?
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Old August 5th, 2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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B&H website says August availability and they have a "Notify When In Stock" feature on their website.

Click here for GS400 at B&H
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Old August 5th, 2004, 03:59 PM   #3
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CDW (who is selling it for a listed price now of $1189) just told me on the phone that they expect to get them in the warehouse by August 10th.
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Old August 5th, 2004, 08:23 PM   #4
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I talked to the guys at a Panasonic store here in Orange County and they were told mid August, but he wouldn't be surprised if it isn't here till September.
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Old August 6th, 2004, 04:23 AM   #5
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I figured it would be Sept for the GS to show in Canada. The GS400 had a lot of delays.
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Old August 10th, 2004, 02:20 PM   #6
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The GS400 is officially available in Canada. Mine walked through the front door less than an hour ago. It's pretty sweet! I might upload some images to my webspace tonight and post them!

early impressions:

-Well built. Feels solid. Fits well in the hand, well balanced.

-I love the manual ring! Easy to switch between modes, and adjusts quickly. In the zoom mode, a quick turn zooms all the way to 12x, while a slow turn zooms slowly out past 2, then 3.

-HUGE LCD. Way better than the GS200, both in perceived resolution (seems sharper) and in off axis. Still solarizes at a lower angle than the Sony, however.

-The 16x9 mode seems great. I dont find the fact that it is a 4:3 anamorphic display to be that distracting. I can still easily tell what I am shooting.

More later once I get home and can actually play.
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Old August 10th, 2004, 02:49 PM   #7
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Bill, congrats on the new cam! Definitely share some frames and some stills!
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Old August 10th, 2004, 05:11 PM   #8
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Where were you able to buy or order your PV-GS400?
Did you order it over the internet ? If so from where?
Or did you buy it from a retail store in Canada?
Also if you don't mind, what price did you get the GS400 at?

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Old August 10th, 2004, 07:34 PM   #9
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Apparently the GS400 is now available in Canada, I just found out. However, you won't find them sitting in too many stores. Leo's is selling them for $2,070 but on special order only. In fact, I don't think any Vancouver cam shops will keep them in stock, as of now. Leo's Camera's phone number is: (604) 685-5331 - there website/e-mail can be found on my website.
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Old August 11th, 2004, 12:52 PM   #10
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Hey Frank! Canada finally got something before the US!!??
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Old August 11th, 2004, 02:36 PM   #11
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Yeah, that's a first. Too bad the video junk shops don't carry them.
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Old August 11th, 2004, 03:35 PM   #12
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Would you comment on whether the GS400 makes a loud whinny noise when put into Pause mode. I recall some discussion on another thread about the noise being loud enough to be heard in an auditorium setting.

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Old August 11th, 2004, 03:54 PM   #13
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<<Hey Frank! Canada finally got something before the US!!??<<
Frank probably told them he would get midevil on there asses if they didn't start treating Canada right.
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Old August 11th, 2004, 06:10 PM   #14
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<<<-- Originally posted by Nick Kerpchar : Bill,
Would you comment on whether the GS400 makes a loud whinny noise when put into Pause mode. I recall some discussion on another thread about the noise being loud enough to be heard in an auditorium setting.

Thanks, Nick -->>>

Wow. I havent heard any such whining noise, and I was in a rather quiet room playing with it. Of course, I wasnt listening for it. I just tried it out. In both record and playback mode, when put into pause, no whining noise at all.

The shop at I work will likely only special order the GS400, but we do carry the GS200. It looks like 2070 is around the minimum a lot of places will sell it. I might talk to my boss and see if we want to get into the mail order camera business :D
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Old August 11th, 2004, 10:39 PM   #15
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Joe, something like that. I've been bugging them for years. :-))
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