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Old June 3rd, 2005, 05:27 PM   #1
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Your problems with Sony vx2000, or 2100

I want to know all the problems you guys have had with your Sony VX2000's and 2100's. Im looking at buying one soon.
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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I've never had a problem with my VX-2000 which I purchased in 2001.
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 08:14 PM   #3
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My VX2000 developed a problem with the drum, but it was just before the one-year warranty expired, so the part was covered. Since then I've had no problems.
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 08:52 PM   #4
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solid VX

I've had my little vx2000 since 2002 and the thing is as solid as ever. Best 2 grand ever spent. I treat it with care, but I'm sure it could take a pretty good pounding. Very solid cam, maybe not the best image quality on the market anymore but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Great wedding cam.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 12:03 AM   #5
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Ive had my 2k for about 2.5 years or so no problems so far definitely a solid cam.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #6
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I haven't had my VX2100 that long. But I still have no problems with it. It's rock solid and sturdy as heck.

Great cam if you ask me.


Just a side note: Make sure you get yourself a nice big battery for it. The stock battery is horrible. I've got an NP-F970 and it's great. It gives me like 600 minutes recording time using the LCD screen, and about 700 with Viewfinder.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 06:15 PM   #7
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This thread is somewhat related, although I suspect these CCD problems are pretty rare:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=36612
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Old June 4th, 2005, 10:15 PM   #8
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I had a problem with the power switch on my VX-2000 in VCR mode, which I eventually replaced. One other owner had a similar problem and he researched the fix and put up pictures showing exactly how to do the replacement. I've not had any problems with my VX2100 or my PD-170.
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Old June 4th, 2005, 10:21 PM   #9
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Problems with new SONY

It's small as compared to the earlier model. I actually turned off the camera accidentally -- twice -- while shooting -- the first time with this new model -- and had the blasted menu pop up in my face over the image --- I wasn't used to the size and my thumbs -- the middle knuckle -- kept hitting the buttons.

This is all because of the new pop-out screen -- they had to make room for it.

I say, who needs it?

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Old June 5th, 2005, 08:31 AM   #10
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Rick, you lost me there. What camera are you talking about? The VX-2100 is the same size as the VX-2000. What "pop-out screen"?
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Old June 6th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #11
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No problems at all with a 2100 over a year and 1/2.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:24 AM   #12
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No problems with my hard-used VX2k, now into its 4th year. So good in fact that I happily bought a second-hand one with little more than a casual glance over it. Wonderful tough, solid cam. You can whack the protesters over the head with it and film them whinging.

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Old June 7th, 2005, 04:09 PM   #13
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Have a VX2k about 2 years, no problems.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 12:26 AM   #14
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A guy came into work to see if we could fix his 2k -- it was eating up tapes... but then again, he got it used on ebay and was slinging it over his shoulder as he walked into the store.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 12:11 PM   #15
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I've had my vx2000 for i think 3 years now. I've found that when i have image stabilization on, sometimes the lens starts moving back and fourth even it it's on a tripod. I've heard this is related to rfi or something like that.
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