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Old April 3rd, 2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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hvx200; why did they skip hvx100?

Don't camera names usually start with 100 & move up;

Is it likely that they didn't announce a non p2 model (dv tape) called the hvx100 to protect dvx100 sales or just to avoid any confusion between the 2 models. dvx100 vs hvx100?
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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Yeah, I guess HVX100 and DVX100 could get confusing for some, but I wouldn't think so among video people who tend to know their arse from their elbow.

When I heard the rumour of the two models, I was hoping that there would be a lower specced model at a cheaper price. But I guess it might be too hard keeping HD in a lower specced camera.

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 04:02 PM   #3
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My guess is that they wanted to avoid confusion.

In this industry you really shouldn't bother trying to suss out the reasoning behind model numbers... it's a rather arcane methodology that comes from a Japanese corporate philosophy. For instance, Ikegami cameras carry an "HL" designation... the HL stands for "handy looky," no kidding. Then there's that story about the number Four representing bad luck or some other superstition, therefore it's kind of rare in this market. For example Canon went straight from the PowerShot G3 to the G5. Canon and Fuji both offered an S1 camera at the same time. Canon had an S300 camera and an S300 printer at the same time. Take digital SLR's... Canon offered a 1D and Nikon offered a D1 at the same time. In order of digital SLR upgrades of the same model, Canon went from the D30 to the D60 to the 10D to the 20D -- try to make sense out of that! And at trade shows many people have talked to me about the Sony DVX1000, the Panasonic VX100, the Canon X2 and so on. Point is, it's a confusing realm. Don't put too much stock into it or try to make sense out of it because often times... there isn't any.
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Yeah, and then ship those identical products to another country, and watch it get more confusing. Seeing as alot people research their next buy's on US sites, they might know the model is XXX over in the US but really it's YYY in their country. Craziness.

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