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Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion
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Old March 19th, 2004, 10:16 AM   #16
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Sounds like a good opportunity for somebody to pick up a very nice VX2000 cheap.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 10:26 AM   #17
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It is a done deal, I got a good price for the camera and only added a couple hundred to get the upgrade. The VX2000 sold 1 2 3 and the buyer got a good camera with low low hours.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 10:29 AM   #18
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Looks like you got a great deal, then. The upgrade is definitely worth 200 bucks.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 10:35 AM   #19
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Interesting. if you were able to upgrade to the VX-2100 and sell your VX-2000 without much of a loss then that would imply the market does not see much of a difference between the two cameras either....
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Old March 19th, 2004, 10:47 AM   #20
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That is correct. The upgrades are miniscule. I will probably have a higher resale value as it is the latest version. ALSO-the camera I sold is pristine and has very few hours.


Now-which warranty should I get? Mack? GE?
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Old March 19th, 2004, 12:09 PM   #21
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I'd not think you can get a warranty post-sale. Let us know if it works.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 12:30 PM   #22
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Will do, Mike.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 02:10 PM   #23
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Yeah I don't think it's going to jive either...it's like trying to get a new Insurance carrier and them not inspecting the car. MACK, for example, has no idea what condition the camera is in when it's used, thus I doubt they will cover it. Though....if it does work more power to you!
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Old March 19th, 2004, 03:00 PM   #24
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Lou, what don't you like about the EVF?
You know, it's new and improved.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 05:32 PM   #25
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The VX2100 was not used. It is a long story I would rather not get into but it was about 400 dollars cheaper than what it is being sold for. Yes, it was a very legitimate sale involving horse trading etc. A long story :-)

Therefore, I am considering a warranty and I can get a Mack Warranty.

I was wondering how their service is?


I never liked the new EVF. They placed a magnifier over the internal LCD (not a CRT) thus when the user moves the EVF slightly to the left, the picture appears overexposed. Yes, I did "play" with the internal menu as it relates to the EVF but to no avail.


Here is the bottom line: I was lucky to upgrade for 200 US dollars to a NEW camera as the resale value will be higher. I can not see anyone selling their VX2000 at a greater loss as the improvements are just incremental/miniscule.
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Old March 20th, 2004, 12:21 AM   #26
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The magifier on the VX-2100 makes the EVF system very sensitive to eye position. When you move your head slightly when looking through the viewfinder, the EVF will go out of focus as your eye moves from the precise center of the magnifier focal length to a position slightly ahead or behind it. I personally find it difficult to maintain a sharp EVF when shooting, and this is very annoying. The VX-2000 viewfinder, although appearing slightly smaller, does not have this problem.

I often wonder if there is a way to replace the VX-2100 viewfinder with a VX-2000 model, but a cursory examination makes it look as if they wouldn't be interchangeable.

The situation is livable, but I definitely think that Sony took a step backward when they added the magnifier to the VX-2100.
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Old March 23rd, 2004, 02:28 PM   #27
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<<<-- Audio fixed? What's wrong with the VX2000's audio? -->>>

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