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Old March 31st, 2006, 07:14 AM   #1
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FX1 from Apple looks pretty amazing

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...D?find=hdr-fx1
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Old March 31st, 2006, 07:24 AM   #2
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Yes.... Its an FX1.



Joking aside, even from someone not from the States, Its a great deal.... Thats about 3.9 grand AUD and I paid 4.8 grand here in Oz.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 07:31 AM   #3
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I know of four people that just ordered within past last hour. At that price, they'll sell out awfully fast.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 07:34 AM   #4
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That has to be a typing error!!!
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Old March 31st, 2006, 07:53 AM   #5
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I just bought one myself -- I hope it comes through.
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I just bought one myself -- I hope it comes through.

This is almost as big a faux pas as the time that Dell sold me a Canon L series lens for 600 dollars under the street price---I wonder if Apple will honor all orders the way Dell did.
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Funny no one else seems to have that price (or anything close). I do wonder, with new cameras coming next month, could this mean something? As stated above, this would clear a lot of stock quickly. I wonder if Sony has something in the works?
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Old March 31st, 2006, 09:31 AM   #8
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This is almost as big a faux pas as the time that Dell sold me a Canon L series lens for 600 dollars under the street price---I wonder if Apple will honor all orders the way Dell did.
In reading the forums at Fatwallet and Slickdeals, there are a number of people claiming to have bought 10 and even 60 of them to flip on eBay. I guess we'll find out in the next couple of days. Hopefully it is not a bad aprils fools joke.
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In reading the forums at Fatwallet and Slickdeals, there are a number of people claiming to have bought 10 and even 60 of them to flip on eBay. I guess we'll find out in the next couple of days. Hopefully it is not a bad aprils fools joke.

I don't think they are introducing any new HDV cameras at NAB---fact is, I have heard nothing that would make one think so-- B&H sells the thing for 3000 bucks-----Good luck to all!
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Better price for Federal or Education purchases

The price is about $90 cheaper if you use the links for Apple's educational or Gov purchases. I know that a lot of college's have direct purchase links through a school website that may also provide similar discounts.
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I just confirmed with Apple, on the phone, that the price is indeed legit (NOT a typo).
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The price is about $90 cheaper if you use the links for Apple's educational or Gov purchases. I know that a lot of college's have direct purchase links through a school website that may also provide similar discounts.
Thats interesting. I didn't think that Apple offerred government or school discounts on hardware they dont make.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 10:39 AM   #13
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Is this the best of the smaller hi-def cameras or something?
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Old March 31st, 2006, 11:18 AM   #14
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Its the same as their higher end camera (Z1U) accept for a few settings and lack of XLR inputs. You can go buy the Beachtek and you pretty much have the same camera that lists for 4900 at B&H.
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Thats interesting. I didn't think that Apple offerred government or school discounts on hardware they dont make.
My employer has a discount program with them -- ended up costing me 1,916. before tax.
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