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Old September 10th, 2008, 08:44 AM   #76
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Ho, ho, ho, the FX-1000 is going to fly off the shelves this Christmas! Low-light HDV + progressive shooting modes at US$1,999! This looks like Sony's full-on "real" replacement for the venerable old VX-xxxx series! That's exciting.
Hey Michael it was a misprint on the B&H site they corrected it to $3,199. I was to excited wen I got the email from them this morning thinking $1,999 I ma buy a couple. Then they corrected it and I might still get 1. Who knows. It looks like quite a camera, I wonder when Canon will upgrade their XHA1, time will tell.
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Oh rats. Well hopefully it will still come down in price, when it finally goes on sale.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 09:21 AM   #78
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Hey Michael it was a misprint on the B&H site they corrected it to $3,199. I was to excited wen I got the email from them this morning thinking $1,999 I ma buy a couple. Then they corrected it and I might still get 1. Who knows. It looks like quite a camera, I wonder when Canon will upgrade their XHA1, time will tell.
Sorry I meant to say that the FX7 was being introduced at a low price of $1,999.
You are correct in saying that the FX1000 will be $3,199.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 09:27 AM   #79
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Sorry I meant to say that the FX7 was being introduced at a low price of $1,999.
You are correct in saying that the FX1000 will be $3,199.
Hey Michael my post was to Michael Wisniewski you didn't say anything wrong at all. Your post is correct.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #80
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Sony HDR-FX1000 pre-order

It is available for pre-order at B&H starting today. $3199, very close to a XH-A1.

Sony | HDR-FX1000 Handycam HDV Camcorder | HDR-FX1000 | B&H
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Old September 10th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #81
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I don't see many molds broken here

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...the cameras from Sony's consumer division have historically offered either HD or 24p, never both. The FX1000 breaks that mold, dropping the FX1's CineFrame mode for true progressive-scan 1080/24p and 30p...
For that to be true (molds broken), I'd want 120 fps and true progressive recording , and I'd want it to be smaller , and all for the same price - whoops - guess I'm talking about the Scarlet . Sony and Canon and the rest better pull their knockers out 'cause if Scarlet delivers , then these types of cameras being touted as the digital cinema vanguard , will be for news gathering folks only. They just don't want to give us the whole pie at once - that's the problem. The want to piece meal out the advances one at a time so we'll , over the long haul , buy more cameras .
So it'll be left to companies like Red , and maybe Nikon and Olympus to give us the tools of the future.
I am however more interested in the cf/firewire recorder .
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Old September 10th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #82
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Any idea what the lux rating will be on the FX1000/Z5?

Will it be just as good as the Z7 in low light?
"Other new features include increased low-light sensitivity (down to 1.5 lux)"

Yipee!... Better low-light sensitivity than the FX1/Z1...
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Old September 10th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #83
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The US press release for the FX1000 and Z5U. It includes retail prices for the Z5 and the optional MRC1.

http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_ro...ase/37215.html
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Old September 10th, 2008, 06:20 PM   #84
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"Other new features include increased low-light sensitivity (down to 1.5 lux)"

Yipee!... Better low-light sensitivity than the FX1/Z1...
I bet the 1.5 lux (Auto Gain, Auto Iris, 1/30 Shutter) so 1/60 shutter will be 3 lux just like the Z7U.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #85
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Rolling Shutter NO PROB on the Z7U

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I sure hope they don't retire the Z1 since it is CCD and that equals no rolling shutter artifacts.
You must be thinking of the EX series cameras on the rolling shutter thingy. We ran our tests on the Z7U the minute we got it and unless the flash/strobe is directly in the line of fire in the lens AND within 4 feet . . no rolling shutter. Even then, unlike the EX exactly 7 frames were affected all three times it happened out of over 100 flashes from all sorts of still flash cameras including the pro photographer. We had an awful time trying to get it to happen.

So the Z7U isn't the rolling shutter problem camera, that appears to be exclusive to the EX series of CMOS :o)

Oh and those drulling over the MRU1 . . it is everything that it appears to be AND MORE. We actually start digitizing our other two cameras (non Sony) footage "on location" with the spare Z7U at the reception through the firewire and playing back while recording with the MRU and walk in with digitized media :o)
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if only the fx1000 came with XLR inputs at that price or the Z5U had a real servo lens, then i'd really cringe to want one of them.
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if you cruise the EX board, seems the new firmware has resolved some of the rolling
shutter issues with the EX.
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So the Z7U isn't the rolling shutter problem camera, that appears to be exclusive to the EX series of CMOS
I'll bet the reason for this is due to their Z-series camcorders using a form of pixel offset (the ClearVid chips), which their EX series don't have.
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Anyone know if the "microphone" input is mini jack or xlr on the fx1000? How about the z5u?
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The mic inputs are Stereo Mini on the FX1000 and XLR on the Z5.

Speaking of the Z5, the North American model Z5U
has finally made it onto the official Sony site:
http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-HVRZ5U/
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