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Old September 30th, 2005, 10:16 PM   #1
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Whats a used PAL pdx-10 worth,

I have a friend who is interested in getting a 2nd hand pdx10 as he used one at university.

Whats the rough cost? i told him about 2k.

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Old October 1st, 2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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Where are you Brendan - there is a lot of difference between NZ$ and UKP.
The starting point for second hand gear is always half the price you could get it for new. Remember a big chunk of the new price was tax and guarantee cover, so that will be wiped for starters. Then if you know the PDX10's history (and you can read it has low hours on the head) then you can bump up. If you're buying blind you may well have to bump down.

But take half price as the starting point and remember that the new A1 is a lot less than 2k (UKP).

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Old October 2nd, 2005, 03:44 AM   #3
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Im in australia, so is my friend, A pdx seems more expenisive than an hc1 at the moment here.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 01:12 AM   #4
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Hey Brendan, have you checked out www.globalmediapro.com in NZ?
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 05:32 AM   #5
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Ian, those cameras seem many thousands cheaper, ie the fx1 is $3800 Aud and here it would be about 6k i think.
WHats the catch?

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Old October 3rd, 2005, 04:19 PM   #6
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Ian, those cameras seem many thousands cheaper, ie the fx1 is $3800 Aud and here it would be about 6k i think.
WHats the catch?

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I bought my PDX10p from them. They are incredibly reliable and trustworthy. From NZ to little Tassie in under 3 days. You do need to remeber that you will pay GST on that price with postage into Australia but it still works out mountains cheaper. Before I bought from them I did my research and found they had a good reputation. I'm a happy customer :)
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 04:35 PM   #7
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I haven't bought from them yet Brendan but I probably will in the near future. A friend of mine who has a pd10 recommended them to me. I have researched far and wide and they seem to be the best priced for Aussie buyers - even a fair bit cheaper than the ebay sellers.

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Old October 3rd, 2005, 06:46 PM   #8
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Thats great news guys, That dvx100 looks kinda tempting at 3800 plus gst and shipping.

Thanks again.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:15 PM   #9
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There are a lot of tempting cam's there eh! It seems to read like the delivery is included in the price Brendan. An extra bonus! Something I haven,t verified with them as yet.

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Old October 4th, 2005, 01:58 AM   #10
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If you’re buying a new camcorder it makes sense to get one designed to shoot native widescreen. You can quickly tell if this is so by looking at the shape of its sidescreen. With these cameras less of the chip is used if you decide to shoot in the 4:3 mode, and I feel that degrading the 4:3 rather than the 16:9 is the best compromise.

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Old October 6th, 2005, 04:43 PM   #11
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If you’re buying a new camcorder it makes sense to get one designed to shoot native widescreen. You can quickly tell if this is so by looking at the shape of its sidescreen. With these cameras less of the chip is used if you decide to shoot in the 4:3 mode, and I feel that degrading the 4:3 rather than the 16:9 is the best compromise.

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Tom, but shooting in 4:3 with the PDX10 still gives more image resolution than, say, a PD150/170, correct? Or no?
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Shooting with the PDX10 in the 4:3 mode gives better resolution than shooting in its 16:9 mode. But comparing the PDX10 to the PD170? Yes, I'd say that in 'ideal' conditions, in a well lit laboratory, on axis with a test chart, the PDX10 would win the resolution test.

But it has tiny 1/5" chips such that differential focus is near impossible. The chips exhibit horrible CCD smear in any high contrast situation and the camera is near useless in the gloom alongside a PD170. To me these are real-life shooting conditions and carry greater importance that all-out resolution.

In the days of open reel tape recorders advertisers laboured on the amazing frequency responses that their machines could faithfully capture, and the public began to think frequency response was the measurement of high fidelity. It was when they heard the wow and flutter and the hiss levels that they begun to suspect that hi-fi is a combination of a whole host of parameters.

So it is with camcorders Ronald.

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