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Old November 19th, 2004, 12:01 AM   #16
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Very Interesting.

I'm guessing the Z1 I saw at the WAB show in Vancouver a week ago was the same one you saw. We couldn't touch the camera in Vancouver, I guess they let you guys go further.

So the bottom line is no one knows what the Z1 is going to perform like.

February will be interesting...

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Old November 19th, 2004, 05:03 AM   #17
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You guys probably saw an MT sample (that's a "market test" unit, made prior to full line production, they tend to be about 80% to 90% complete). Most likely that's all they had to show. It's still very early for the Z1U considering it isn't shipping until Feb.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 06:00 AM   #18
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Grade A and Grade B? That kind of stuff P.O.'s me because they have said that the FX1 and Z1 have identical insides up until now. If they Grade A and Grade B the internal pieces I'd be extremely upset right now if I had bought the FX1. Does this mean you're out on a shoot in the cold or heat, and all of a sudden the inside parts slip?!

It's possible that guy doesn't have a clue what he's talking about, and I hope that's true.

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Old November 19th, 2004, 07:00 AM   #19
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Mark, I'm in Toronto too. What show are you talking about for next week? Thanks.

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Old November 19th, 2004, 11:33 AM   #20
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Any gradation in quality control is going to be something on the order of Grade A = 99.95% and Grade B = 99.0% and anything less would fail QC. It's not *that* big of a deal, but if you're shooting professionally (as part of a business) then you shouldn't use a consumer-grade camcorder.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 02:21 PM   #21
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Lower resolution with 24F sounds like slow shutter speeds in sony's dv cameras: they only use one field of the frame.
No interlacing artifacts, but lower resolution...
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Old November 19th, 2004, 04:37 PM   #22
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Sony - love 'em and hate 'em. The way they never tell the complete truth up front...they still think their marketing dept is smarter than the consumer. That's so old school boys, old school..

..that said, they still have the tech know how. They know everyone will want one...

Actually, I'm thinking about getting two of the Z-1's and renting one out. What do you guys think, $225 a day about right?
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