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Old August 19th, 2011, 07:15 AM   #1
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What's the best 3rd P2 style camera for me?

Good morning,
I have 1-HXP 170 and 1- HXP 300. I shoot a few weddings and some web videos. I like the style of these cameras and I'm used to the P2 system. Can anyone suggest a 3rd camera for me? I'm looking for a camera that is cheaper than the 170 and uses the P2 cards. Any suggestions or am I kinda out of luck?

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Old August 19th, 2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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Re: What's the best 3rd P2 style camera for me?

Hi Art,

The AG-HPX170 is indeed the least expensive P2 HD camcorder you can buy; there's no other camcorder in that format for less money. At NAB this April, Panasonic announced their newest P2 HD camcorder, the AG-HPX250, but it carries a +$6,000 price tag.

Details here: PANASONIC UNVEILS AG-HPX250 P2 HD HANDHELD CAMCORDER
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Old August 19th, 2011, 07:52 AM   #3
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Chris,
Kinda what I thought. I was hoping someone would have a secret inside tip to prove me wrong! Thanks for the link and responding.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 08:01 AM   #4
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A used HVX200A is cheaper than a HPX170. If you really need a 3rd camera, try that.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #5
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Re: What's the best 3rd P2 style camera for me?

I concur with Kevin about used. Another HPX-170 shouldn't be hard to pick up that way either. Or you could wait and spend some bigger bucks on the new HPX-250 coming out
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Old August 31st, 2011, 08:52 PM   #6
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Re: What's the best 3rd P2 style camera for me?

Ya, that's a bit out of my range. Nice tho! I'll be in the market for a used 170
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