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Handheld and shoulder mount versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


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Old September 3rd, 2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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Buying Z7 here in UK. And what does the U, P, E mean at end of model number?

Hi,

This is my first post on the forums. Seems really informative and friendly. I wonder if you can offer any advice on the following?

I am looking at buying a Z7 here in the UK. I really want one which either comes with the pal/ntsc switchable mod (one company I found in Singapore sell one already modified) or one which I can send away to get the mod fitted, as I shoot for both UK and US companies. Now the model of Z7 here in the UK is the Z7E - I'm guessing the E stands for Europe - but just a guess. Buying one of these is 1500 (UK) more expensive than buying the Z7P model here in the UK. Some sellers are selling the P model here - but I'm guessing its a grey import model, and also guessing that if this is the case, the I likely wouldn't be able to send it to a Sony service centre over here to get the mod fitted. Anyone know?

My other alternative is to buy the already converted version from Singapore, but I would likely get hammered with import duty charges. So I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place! I don't want to spend 1500 more for essentially the same camcorder, but I would like the mod fitted, so not sure which option to go for.

Anyone got any advice?

Thanks, Paul A
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Old September 4th, 2009, 04:06 AM   #2
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Hi Paul you are right that the E is for europe and the reason that they are more expensive is that they have the registration for 2 years sony silver service back-up and support.
They are also sold through known distributor networks and you have their back-up too.

The others are for sale in different world regions and are therefore grey imports.

As a side note I have an as new S270 for sale with very low hours and over one years silver service remaining:http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/private-c...m-package.html
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