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Old December 28th, 2005, 12:02 AM   #1
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Good idea to purchase used FX-1/Z1?

I have noticed various FX-1/Z1's for sale on ebay and similar forums recently, and was wondering if it purchasing either camera used would be a good idea
I have recently found the following cameras:

Sony FX-1 approx 20 hours of use

Sony Z-1 approx 35 hours of recording, 21 hours of playback

What questions should I be asking regarding purchasing used HDV cameras?
Any ideas what either camera would be worth? Thank you.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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I guess they are selling them because the new HVX. It is not a bad moment to buy it then.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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I'm selling mine because the Canon XL-H1 came out. Yes, it's a good idea to get a Sony HDV camera. The cameras are AWESOME and you will absolutely love it!

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Old December 28th, 2005, 10:16 PM   #4
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My FX1 is a couple of weeks old and I am already thinking of a second Fx or Z for B-roll or back-up. I notice that the FX1 and my Vaio glow blue when powered up. Bring on Blu-Ray Baby!
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Old December 29th, 2005, 11:01 AM   #5
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i bought mine used in the private classifieds in this forum from a frequent dvinfo user (thanks, steve), and i love it. i recommend buying from someone here, because you have a high probability that they're not a scammer. shannon's Z1 looked like a good deal....

buy this camera. you'll love it!
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Old December 30th, 2005, 04:52 PM   #6
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make sure you speak to your buyer

I bought all 3 of my HDV cameras used, and they perform flawlessly.
2 came with extended warranties.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 09:51 PM   #7
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Private classifieds? Where is that located?

Link please.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 09:02 AM   #8
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Private classifieds? Where is that located?

Link please.
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/forumdisplay.php?f=16

Hey, take a few minutes to look around our site; there are a lot of other interesting forums here :-) http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/index.php

Careful when buying on eBay, there's another thread here about people selling supposedly new FX1's and Z1's there at ridiculously low prices; they're scams. Also, within the last week or so we've had two threads from people who bought used PD-170's on eBay and learned that they needed major repairs after they received them. Cavet Emptor.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 11:56 PM   #9
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After weeks of hard searching in the jungle out there, I found dvinfo, joined immediately, & just bought a 2 mo old Z1 in mint condition from a member, John Inman. Great deal, flawless transaction--I have it in my hot little hands now,very excited--great guy to do business with, my highest rating. Thanks to dvinfo. Buying from a member definitely increases your chance of a satisfying deal.
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