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Old February 25th, 2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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VX2100 production halted?

when inquiring about purchasing mics and lenses from Zotz, a rep sent me an email asking me if I was aware that Sony had halted production on the VX2100 due to a design flaw. Can anyone verify this? and if so, what is the flaw?

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Old February 25th, 2004, 01:36 PM   #2
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While Sony did halt production, I was under the impression they have started up again. Not sure but suggest you do a search on this board since it was discussed in depth. Problem related to noise in the audio when using the LCD.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 01:52 PM   #3
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Thanks, Rob. I asked for further info from Zotz and was told a contact in the industry told them there was an inherent audio problem in the original 1000, then again in the 2000 and now again in the 2100. Sony apparently has denied the problem in all three cameras, and yet they allowed the client that had the professional version, the PD100, PD150 and now the PD170, to return their cameras for the fix. They denied there was a problem with the consumer version.
It was a bad capacitor that is causing an unacceptable noise level when capturing audio. It has always been that way I was told.

That's great if it was fixed, since I just bought the cam last week.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 03:27 PM   #4
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WHAT a bunch of GARBAGE

I bought the VX2100 right in the first few days when it became available.

Not only it produce good clean sound, but it is even more quiet than my DSR-250 (full-size shoulder-mount way more expensive).

In fact I just finished editing a one-hour video using the two cameras yesterday, and I was commenting to my guys how the VX2100 was much quieter than the DSR-250. Both cameras were ran using the LCD.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 04:05 PM   #5
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I would take the word of an owner who's actually using the camcorder above everything else. Thanks, Tyler.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 04:15 PM   #6
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I couldn't agree more. It's reassuring to know that no one seems to be having any problems with this supposed flaw, especially after I just spent several G's to buy it.
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