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Old April 21st, 2008, 10:40 PM   #16
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I'm thinking of getting a second DVX100 to my arsenal...

$1300, 444 hours, busted firewire port......which I mentioned in a previous post that I don't use these cameras as a deck anyway...

What do you guys think? Is it worth it?
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 03:31 AM   #17
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Does the busted port signify a rough, tough life in the hands of a indie-junkie? This is the pre A model? Have you had a good look at it, run some footage through it while listening carefully to the deck?
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 10:57 AM   #18
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Does the busted port signify a rough, tough life in the hands of a indie-junkie? This is the pre A model? Have you had a good look at it, run some footage through it while listening carefully to the deck?
Here's the ad: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pho/630884032.html (I talked him into dropping it down a couple hundred because of the busted firewire)

It's an A model. The busted port AND 444 hours (most I've seen on a used camera for sale) does indeed sound like a camera junkie. I haven't yet checked out the camera. However I'm not sure why I feel this but he seems extra eager to sell this camera...
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:17 AM   #19
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I'd no idea what my 2 yr old Z1 had cloched up so I've just looked - 120 hrs drum run
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 05:24 PM   #20
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i wouldnt trust it. you need to record something in each setting and use your deck camera to download the footage to a laptop before you buy it. if the deal makes you nervous, my vote would be to back off it. Trust your gut.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 12:29 PM   #21
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Thinking about buying my first camera of this style ..

I.ve been seriously looking at the Panasonic DVX100b for like a week now at bhphoto ...... bout 2400 I think.

I plan to shoot ........... female model / photoshoots and wildlife. Now from what I've read here and other places, the 100b doesn't get out and touch you with any great zoom capability .. which probably wouldn't be a problem for photoshoots, but wildlife is much different. I use a Hi 8 digicam with 20x optical zoom - 760 digital now and it captures, but I'd like to do better !! Is comparing this Hi 8 to a dvx100b apples and oranges ??

Is there anybody using their camera for either / both of the above.

Does anybody know anybody using prosumer, pro camcorders for wildlife that the normal guy could afford.

Certainly appreciate any and all replys .. and shore hope I can find this thread again to find out if there were any replys !!!!!

1st time forum user here.

Thank you
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