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Old November 26th, 2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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Panasonic PX270 on sale at B&H

I see the price has dropped further on this unit, with B&H already giving a $600 discount and now Panasonic is offering a further $500 mail-in rebate. Tempting!
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Old November 26th, 2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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My speculation is that sales are not hot on this model. I already the HPX-250 and have no urgent needs to upgrade. And my others I know don't express strong interest to do so. HPX-250 will have many years left in its useful work life. Yes the PX270 is nice and all but it's not night and day difference to justify another $5.5K. If PX270 has 2 full P2 slots, then I'd reconsider. But no. They push for Micro P2 to do spanning. Looks to me that's probably the only real hidden profits from Panasonic these days: Media cards. Other than that, it's very hard to get the sales up considering there are several other brands that they have to compete.
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Old November 27th, 2014, 05:32 PM   #3
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I see the price has dropped further on this unit, with B&H already giving a $600 discount and now Panasonic is offering a further $500 mail-in rebate. Tempting!
It surely would be tempting... if Panny would just finish the damn thing. As it stands, the camera is incomplete. The AVC LongG CODECs are nearly worthless because they support so few framerates. Panasonic has been promising to fix this in a firmware upgrade for almost a year. And... they haven't. I for one doubt they ever will.

So the camera isn't selling as well as they hoped. Given Panny's lack of support for it, this isn't exactly a surprise. The marketplace isn't completely stupid.

OTOH, the Sony version of this camera, the PWX-X180, appears to be a finished camera, and is getting quite good reviews. Much as I would prefer the Panny, if I had to choose today, I would buy the Sony instead.

I'm hacked about this because Panasonic aimed this camera directly at me. It's exactly what I need, or would be, if they would finish the thing. But I learned a long time ago to never buy into any company's hype -- only buy the thing that's on the market at the time. And this thing... is broken. So I'm not buying it. Sigh...
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