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Old January 5th, 2006, 09:25 AM   #1
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Mine will be available in February

My broadcast retailer just called me today to say that the headquarters in Miami told him that Panasonic had a production delay and that the cameras will arrive to Miami in February, so it will take a couple of days more to get down here to Panama.

I wonder if that's the case for all other distributors in the US? Any news on this?

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Old January 5th, 2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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I was looking at the Canon at Samy's in LA and the sales man told me that the HVX were delayed also... but I took that coming from a salesman wanting me to buy a camera that was in stock... who knows maybe the guy was right...
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Old January 5th, 2006, 10:48 AM   #3
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I wonder what is causing this "production delay" The HVX200 looks like a nice camera, but I really think Panasonic has done a bad job of getting this camera out.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 10:59 AM   #4
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Hello!

Hello Edwin,
I just got the same news when i called them this morning, that the HVX production has been delayed and that my camera would be delayed until February.
It's sad as I was hoping to be tinkering with it by next week.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 11:11 AM   #5
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Yeah, kind of dissapointing becaus I asked for a loan in a bank to pay for it, and now I'm gonna have to pay the first month and no camera in my hands. But on the other hand, thanks God I still have my CLASSIC XL1 meanwhile, until Panasonic gets it right. I don't want to have a camera just to return it for a firmware, or because of manufacturing defects.

But hey, Panasonic, wake up, there are options out there! And I can't keep paying to the bank for no camera at all. I need to have one in my hands to start making extra money and justify the loan.

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Old January 5th, 2006, 11:52 AM   #6
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There is a delay for Canadians as well. My dealer was told yesterday that Panasonic Canada has not received any shipments and they are "hoping" to get them the second week of February. No exact date yet nor quantity. And note, that's Panasonic Canada getting shipments from Japan -- there would be a further delay for shipments to reach the dealers.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:18 PM   #7
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are the dealers giving a reason for the delay?
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:50 PM   #8
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are the dealers giving a reason for the delay?
They told me that it is in Japan. That they are just shipping demo versions to major dealers, but not the actual merchandise for sale.

Kaku... is it true that in Japan usually people takes off the last two weeks of the year? Doesn't sound true but you can tell us.

Is there anyway you can check for us the reason for the delay in America?

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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:18 PM   #9
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They said they would start shipping in December. Not just demos and only to major dealers. Or sorry we didn't know all the japanese take two weeks off. If I was on a list and was put off another month I might go with the Canon.

I think Panasonic has done a really bad job.

In the new issue of Studio monthly, Jim Feeley talked about the way Panasonic has marketed the HVX200, his words, " one marketing effort for the camera was astoundingly uncool".

I guess they had some marketing group act like a blog somewhere with a guy who went to a film school and he slammed HDV, etc. There wasn't a guy like that. It was made up.

I still think they rushed this camera out, using a block of wood and they had to start making it. Problems? Maybe. If I was buying right now and borrowed the money already on Panasonics promise. I would take my cash elsewhere.

They could at least tell people something. Not just they are still in Japan
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Old January 5th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #10
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I think Panasonic has done a really bad job.

In the new issue of Studio monthly, Jim Feeley talked about the way Panasonic has marketed the HVX200, his words, " one marketing effort for the camera was astoundingly uncool".
Yea, the marketing is uncool in allot of ways.

I think the delay is Pansonic is updating the firmware of each camera. Better late the crappy. This way, we'll get a good product when it's released.

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Old January 5th, 2006, 06:05 PM   #11
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I think the delay is Pansonic is updating the firmware of each camera. Better late the crappy. This way, we'll get a good product when it's released.

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Jan just stated over DVXUSER that this information is not true.
It came from an ebay reseller.
http://www.dvxuser.com/V3/showpost.p...06&postcount=5

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Old January 5th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #12
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You guys who are worked up about this delay seem to be forgetting that JVC went through the same thing with the HD100 last summer. After the HVX has been shipping for awhile, we're all gonna look back and see how ridiculous some of this complaining is.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 09:09 PM   #13
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Two years from now the camera may be great and we may enjoy it (or not) but time won't change how poorly Panasonic has conducted its self over the last year--and those of us who were messed up by all this mess won't consider our complaints "ridiculous" or any other vaguely insulting term. I appreciate not wanting to go overboard in criticisizing a new camera but we are here on this board for feedback and to register what we find good and bad and we arent' doing Panasonic any favors by biting our tongues and buying another product.
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