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Old April 15th, 2008, 07:23 AM   #256
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I received my EX-1 last week and I paid 5,825 € in Spain.

Incidentally, the version of the firmware is 1.05_0405 and has no problem backfocus
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Old April 15th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #257
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Guys I think that U.S price of $13,000.00 is wrong.

I actually think it is going to be around $9,000.00. This is based on the ratio of what the Ex1 costs in the US and the UK. I used this difference ratio to calculate the price of the EX3. I don't know if this is right or not but I think they may have made the usual mistake of just using the conversion rate which never works for cameras. It makes sense that the same pricing ratio would apply across the board for all the SONY gear. Clearly this camera is to compete with the Canon XL-H1
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Old April 15th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #258
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Guys I think that U.S price of $13,000.00 is wrong... I actually think it is going to be around $9,000.00... Clearly this camera is to compete with the Canon XL-H1
I was just about to type this... I've worked in the US and the real world :) and the cameras and extras are almost always cheaper in the US. I'm always getting request from friends back in OZ to price or send various accessories and so forth...
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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:58 AM   #259
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Keep in mind Sony will announce a list price that will likely be much higher than the eventual street price. I wonder how a USA event has pegged price for Europe but not USA. It makes no sense that Sony would do that. Is someone getting these numbers wrong, just conjecturing, entirely missed USA pricing?

The one bit that I can guess at is that the street price of the EX1 dropped to about 20% below Sony's list in the USA. Something like $6449 vs $7899 list.

How and where is Sony claiming a Europe price but not a USA price? Is there a Sony press release on that or an eye witness that Sony gave a EU only price at a Las Vegas USA event?

I've seen some posts that say an "unofficial" just under $13,000 USA. That would mean about $10,500 USA street.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #260
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The Sony press release I got said...

"The new XDCAM EX products are expected to be available in the third quarter of 2008. Pricing is as follows.

* PMW-EX3 – suggested list price less than $13,000
* PMW-EX30 – suggested list price less than $6,000
* PHU-60K – pricing to be announced"

That's where that $13,000 figure is coming from.

Now when the Ex-1 was announced, Sony said it would be "Less than" $8,000. As Craig pointed out, it's $6449 now. So take from that what you will.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #261
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I just saw a press release and it indeed says the Sony PMW-EX3 will list for less than $13,000 which probably means about $10,500 street should be close.

Theodore must have spotted the release the same time I did.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #262
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Theodore must have spotted the release the same time I did.
Great minds think alike. :)
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Actually it's the first glimpse of the new EX5. The cat's out of the bag.
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One thing that really caught my eye on the EX3 was the flip-up viewfinder. Seems like that could work for the EX1 as well. Has anyone heard of any plans to make that available as an accessory for the EX1?
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I stopped off at hoodman and suggested they would make a killing if they just made a slip on variant for the Sony EX3 eyepiece to use with the Ex-1. They're going to check it out. Expect it in Summer is my prediction - I'll autograph the first 50.

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One thing that really caught my eye on the EX3 was the flip-up viewfinder. Seems like that could work for the EX1 as well. Has anyone heard of any plans to make that available as an accessory for the EX1?
i just don't think the ex1 lcd is sturdy enough, and I know the ex3 one has a special coating to make it work better with the viewfinder
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I think it could work if it incorporated a support between the lcd and someplace on the handle, or maybe the vertical piece that connects the handle to the body. A second connecting point would make the lcd rigid.

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