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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:20 AM   #1
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New Sony USA press release

New Sony press release today restating the under 8000.00 price point

http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_ro...ase/31586.html
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Old September 18th, 2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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Any footage shown at the event?
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Old September 18th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #3
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Interesting..
I've heard pricing from $6K USD to $8K USD.
I've also heard $4K euro.

I hope they hit the $6K USD mark since the $8K price point with cards will bring the camera to the 10K mark. For a fixed lens camera, I 'd question this price point.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #4
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About eight minutes of XDCAM EX 1080p video was shown. Projected through Sony's 4K SXRD CineAlta. A lot of material shot in Chicago; looked great.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #5
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Interesting..
I've heard pricing from $6K USD to $8K USD.
I've also heard $4K euro.

I hope they hit the $6K USD mark since the $8K price point with cards will bring the camera to the 10K mark. For a fixed lens camera, I 'd question this price point.
With the currently sagging USD the price is unlikely to be lower than $8k. Maybe just by a couple hundred bucks but I doubt it would be initially anywhere near $6k US. The price is reasonable for what it is, IMO. This camera even with its fixed lens is likely going to be a head and shoulder above the others here (Z1, ProHD, HVX). To be seen... and tested, that is. :-)
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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:58 PM   #6
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Again, that phrase, "XDCAM EX series."

If the PMW-EX1 is the first of the series, like the Z1 was the first of Sony's 3-chip HDV series, then I'm really looking forward to the "V1" of the XDCAM EX line. Especially since I am coming to the regrettable conclusion that the PMW-EX1 will be out of my price range.

I'm hoping for a smaller, lighter, cheaper XDCAM camera (maybe with the new 1/3" CMOS chips used in Sony's new HDV cameras) with HDMI. Price it under $5000?

Maybe a hard-disk optional accessory to allow for extended shooting without swapping out flash cards?
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Old September 18th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #7
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Actually, I would like to see a camera like the EX but in a shoulder mount with a longer lens.

A decent 20x fixed lens on a big body with more card slots would be great.

Maybe for $11,000 or $12,000.

I can't afford a $30,000 HD lens & the larger XDCAMs but I often like a longer zoom and larger bodies.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #8
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Sony hit IBC full force on Thursday with the announcement that the Sony XDCAM EX camcorder, which can record on solid-state media like the PCExpress card will be available in November and will cost less than $7,000 including two 8 GB PCExpress cards.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 02:34 AM   #9
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I attended IBC and the Sony guy literally said 6500 euro's. With the PD-150 and the Z1 the pricetag translated directly to US dollars. That's why I always buy my gear in the States :)
So if this trend continues, the EX should be close to $6500
Having said that, this camera is a 'universal' model ie 50i/60i, 24/25P so Sony may try to protect their European market by keeping price differences throughout the world to a minimum.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #10
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Interesting..
I've heard pricing from $6K USD to $8K USD.
I've also heard $4K euro.

I hope they hit the $6K USD mark since the $8K price point with cards will bring the camera to the 10K mark. For a fixed lens camera, I 'd question this price point.
The camera ships with two 8 GB cards.
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