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Old November 21st, 2009, 03:31 PM   #31
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Thanks for the input Steve. I look forward to shooting in Jan with the 350.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 04:51 PM   #32
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I like the form factor of the new 350 but I hate being in the first bunch who get the camera as there are bound to be issues which come up in the production models as they are released. Of course if I had a job which would pay for it I would take the plunge sooner rather than later
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 09:16 AM   #33
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Agree form factor is excellent. Having used Sony's F900, 355, 700 I always have a hard time going back to my EX1 for form factor but not the picture quality with the Nano.

Daniel you are correct do not purchase a camera unless it pays for itself. I would never buy and could never afford a camera if it would not pay for itself in the following months.

I purchased the EX1 on the first round and zero problems. Still using that same camera. I think issues in first production models is overblown and to be on the leading edge you have to "be on the leading edge".
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 04:08 PM   #34
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In the case of the EX1, there were actually a few issues on earlier production models but Sony has been very good in handlinng those proactively whenerver they received a camera for a firmware upgrade.

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Old November 22nd, 2009, 06:38 PM   #35
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Agree Thierry Sony did handle it well. But I used the camera for 6 months prior to the firmware update with out a problem.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 01:48 AM   #36
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Well Steve and I shot a real job with the 350, not just random tests and it performed flawlessly. I got a very early EX1 and other than a firmware update I have not needed to do anything to it.

I'll have some of my 350 footage at the Sony Power of Images event in London this week.
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