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Old November 26th, 2007, 10:22 AM   #46
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They obviously have higher numbers.
Phil's was 3 and he just received his today.
There are higher numbers that received them last week.
I guess this all goes without saying.... LOL
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Old November 26th, 2007, 10:41 AM   #47
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Yes, of course - but the rumor was that they were getting the first cameras. Oh well.

Mine is shipping today - should have it tomorrow.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #48
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Serial numbers 1 and 2 are owned by Sony and are demo units.

I will do some vignette tests tonight and hopefully get some footage shot as soon as possible. Just got work getting in the way. But I was going to shoot 3 shorts on my f350 next week. Am now going to use the ex1 instead. Be an interesting test.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #49
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Wow, Phil
So technically you own the first production model!

Great, let us know how your vignette test and your shorts go.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 02:03 PM   #50
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no sign of vignette problem at all so far.

Initial thoughts. All lovely, but will need some firmware updates. Would like to assign OIS to a hard button but I can't. You can on the z1.

For some reason my macbook pro can't seem to play 1080p 25 at full frame rate full screen. Weird!
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Old November 26th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #51
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Serial number 3 - cool.

Whatever happened to the "hundreds" of cameras supposedly bought by CNN et. al?
He's in the UK so I'm going to assume he purchased a PAL version. I believe CNN will be purchasing the NTSC version.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 02:27 PM   #52
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He's in the UK so I'm going to assume he purchased a PAL version. I believe CNN will be purchasing the NTSC version.
the cameras do both PAL and NTSC, so the versions are basically the same.

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Old November 26th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #53
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Oh dear...how did this happen? How could Sony do this to me?

Bigger is better right!? Form factor, picture quality etc. No handheld will ever feel as good as a pimped up beast on my shoulder but Sony have gone and screwed it all up for me!

Yes it has better picture quality than many full size cameras but it's so little. I feel like less of a man. Perhaps the only way my relationship with my EX1 can flourish is by going to couple's therapy. After all I do love it!

Seriously though, it's very very impressive. I bought a miller solo ds20 to go with it. What a great combo. A really stable, lovely fluid head and light tripod coupled with a stunning HD camera. For the first time ever I feel I could actually take this on public transport and still be pretty lightweight and not kill myself. First time I have felt confident in doing so. I don't feel there are any compromises made now.

Congratulations to Sony on a revolutionary camera. This really is going to change everything. It's just I am going to pull a lot less chicks with this in my palm than my F350 on my shoulder! Damn you Sony!! Perhaps I just need to get a Ferrari as a crew vehicle to make up for it!
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Old November 26th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #54
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Phil, I'm confused, you start off saying it's not going to work for you, then continue with it's great?

Maybe I'm tired and slow today, but are you keeping it?

After all, you knew it was not a shoulder mount cam when you bought it.

Maybe, I need to reread your post... LOL
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Sorry Stephen,

My English sense of humour.

It's brilliant but I was talking about how I am going to miss using my big camera as this little beast seems to do it all so well! Have rewritten my earlier post to make myself clearer!
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Old November 26th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #56
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I'm hearing you now Phil!

I thought you own an F350?
I guess it would be a lot like a minature F350!
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good ole British sarcasm....
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Old November 26th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #58
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It's like I put my F350 in the washing machine on boil, then tumble dried it and it shrunk but also came out smarter!

As I have said earlier I am going to see how well it works as an F350 replacement, not just a B camera on a 5 day shoot across Britain next week. Lots of flying so it's ideal.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #59
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Excellent Phil.
This is actually one of the reason I wanted this camera.

As much as I like the full shoulder mount, it can be a real pain lugging it around all day.

I really believe these cams are going to make awesome event cams.
I can't wait to do a multicam live concert shoots with a couple EX1 cams!

I multitrack live using the old Yamaha O2R with a 24 track Alesis HD24, works great.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #60
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i'm doing a multicam concert this weekend with a rented ex1 as the long, wide shot.
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