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Old May 28th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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Availability of Z5U?

I placed an order for a Z5U with B&H two weeks ago (took advantage of the NAB promotion, ordered a wireless mic as well for the $250 rebate) only to find out that the camera is on back order - not just with B&H but several other merchants. Their website now says "This is not a regularly stocked item. Delivery in 7-14 business days." I've not yet received any word that the camera is back in stock. Does anyone have any intel on the status of this camera with Sony? It's only a year old, I hope they're not scaling back production already?
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Old May 28th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #2
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Really...oh man.. I'm using BH and have the camera in my shopping cart..I was hoping to place an order in the next few days...Ahhhh, that sucks!
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Old May 28th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #3
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I was back ordered on my z5 also, I got it in 9 days time.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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In the current economic climate and the need to keep costs down, I think you'll find a lot of stores cutting back on tying up money in stock.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #5
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try Armato's -- often have equipment others don't.
but for B&H just call their pro video dept on sunday and ask -- their buyers are in constant contact with Sony.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 04:13 PM   #6
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If b&h says 7-14 days they are talking business days, so you should have your camera soon Sam.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 10:21 AM   #7
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Thanks - I've been waiting since May 17, missed one shoot already and have another coming up Saturday!

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Old June 3rd, 2010, 02:28 PM   #8
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Hurray, I got a ship confirmation notice from B&H today, but after speaking with them I learned they got a very limited number. Hope you got yours as well?
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