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Sony HVR-Z7 / HVR-S270
Handheld and shoulder mount versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.

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Old January 18th, 2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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PAL / NTSC Switchability

Just thought I'd throw this out there in case it's not already common knowledge- The Z7 can be modified to shoot in both PAL and NTSC. When I ordered mine, I requested this feature. Sony obliged but it cost 50,000 yen extra. The ability to switch back and forth between the two modes has really come in handy.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 10:25 AM   #2
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Do you know how much they'd charge if you have already purchased the camera a while ago?
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Old January 27th, 2009, 09:28 PM   #3
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I traded a couple emails with Sony. The cost they quoted was $500 + shipping and taxes. You have to send your camera to them.

It's a bit of a bummer that they simply don't offer that as a firmware update for folks willing to do it themselves. Why not just make it a feature of the camera to begin with?


Here's the email address
TeaneckService@am.sony.com

They attached a repair form to the email to include with the camera.

I've not done this, but saved it just in case I have the need.
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