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Old November 6th, 2002, 04:50 AM   #1
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Dare I ask - new pd150? How do I find out?

I have already posted about my 16:9 dilema in regards to buying a new camera.

I just cant sink 3 grand () into a new cam that is over two years old.

How long are Sony's product lifecycles?
I feel it must be replaced soon and would greatly appreciate ANYONE who knows someone at Sony to please ask for some news.

Thanks in advance - I am desperate to get my own cam - borrowing from friends is making me unpopular!
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Old November 6th, 2002, 12:42 PM   #2
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The VX-1000 lasted over 6 years.

Sony Field Reps told me twice, at DVExpo and at NAB that the 2000 and 150 were not going to be replaced soon. They pointed to the VX-1000 lifespan as proof.

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It is unfair for you to ask one of us to talk to a Sony employee. I know people at Sony's R&D lab in San Jose but I would not ask them that question for myself. It is worth their job to provide information about an unannounced product (if there is one). So what you asked one of us to do is risk our friendship and the job of the Sony employee. I'm guessing you did not mean to do so.

We all have to make decisions about when to buy into the current technology. And there is always something different in the pipleline.

Soapbox mode off.

Think how you would feel if, after waiting, a replacement for the camera went down in capability as did the 950 compared to the 900? It could happen. It did happen. But you can get native 16:9 out of the 950 as long as you have plenty of light. But then the CCD's seem to be oversensitive to high-contrast scenes too.

I advise you to buy a camera when you NEED and can justify it.
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Old November 6th, 2002, 05:20 PM   #3
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Okay...

You are right.

I did not mean to offend or cost anyone their friends, or jobs for that matter.

I am just a student who feels dumb about losing money on his XL1 to buy this 'perfect' camera PDX10... which isn't so perfect.

Sorry.
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Old November 6th, 2002, 08:42 PM   #4
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I know what you mean. Have you tried to buy one back?

If you need a camera, I'd just buy one. There will always be a new gadget available right after you pay the money.

Still, unless you absolutely have to have 16:9, the 2000 is a great camera for the price. Or think about buying one from someone that has decided they really want a 150 but are the unhappy owners of a new 2000.

Post it about. There must be 20 places to let people know what you want. Tell the dealers you normally purchase from.

Lightly used is OK in my book.
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