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Old November 11th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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HPX-555: Is it viable alternative to the 500?

Does anyone out there(specifically in N. America), purchased the 555 yet?
I see it advertised by B & H & others for less than $9000US...(body only)...& I'd like to hear from some owners if its a viable, (i.e. much cheaper) alternative to the 500. And what, if any are the major differences between the 500 & 555.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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Does anyone out there(specifically in N. America), purchased the 555 yet?
I see it advertised by B & H & others for less than $9000US...(body only)...& I'd like to hear from some owners if its a viable, (i.e. much cheaper) alternative to the 500. And what, if any are the major differences between the 500 & 555.
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Peter V.
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I think it actually IS the 500. Just the Japanese version.

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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #3
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What Brad said.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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No Warranty

Peter,

Watch out because you may not get your 5-Year warranty with that camera since it was intended to be sold in Japan, not USA.

We just put a good FAQ together about this. It's on our site.

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Andrew Hoffman
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Smithsburg, MD 21783-1510 USA
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Old November 24th, 2007, 09:53 AM   #5
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Yes .. buyer beware. The 555 is the Japanese version and as a resident of Japan my 5 year warranty is valid. You should be so lucky.
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