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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #121
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It appears this is the case.
We will know more once we hear about the specs.

But at a quick glance it's essentially an EX1 internals in a new body with a removeable lens.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #122
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PS: Can the EX1 flip the image on the LCD via menu?
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Maybe a stupid question, but what do you mean with flipping the image?
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:13 PM   #123
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Maybe a stupid question, but what do you mean with flipping the image?
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Flipping the image, as when you are using a 35mm adaptor...

or if you are using the camera upside down... like mounting a camera on
a mono pod, turning it all upside down and using the cam to record footsteps
would be another example...
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #124
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This looks like a camera for me. I bought the XL-H1 because the EXh1 wasnīt ready in time.

I do change between my 3 lenses all the time. I couldnīt live with just a fixed lens camera. I do hate the focus rings on the 20x and 6x lens and love the fixed focus ring on the EX1
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #125
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How long is it to wait for the review and press release?

Deciding if I want to stay up and wait for it! :)
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #126
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Hahahaha! Nigel Cooper removed his article about the EX3 for the second time from his website. It will be back in 4 hours. What a mess! :-) ROFL

http://www.dvuser.co.uk/index.php
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #127
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Well, I agree its not a total replacement for the Ex-1 and the Ex-1 is a great camera, but there is a reason they kept this secret and gave lots of PR to at least 3 other cameras.

But that's all water under the bridge now.

Philip if you can divulge tiny pieces of info?

When you flip up the viewfinder is it as big as the current EX-1 flip out?
If not that would be a disadvantage.

Did they fix little things, like add a real distance readout on the viewfinder, add a second white balance pre-set and my biggest concern did they add a status window that shows you your PP settings at a glance.

Those would all be substantive improvements.

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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:22 PM   #128
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Philip, I'm really interested in hearing what the firmware upgrade for the EX1 will be like. Will we get to hear anything out of Sony about that? I'm really hoping/wishing for realigned menu - at least faster access to things like over/undercrank and format settings. Oh, and someone mentioned a bump to 4:2:2 direct to sxs possibly - but I know thats a pipe dream that I'll keep dreaming about :)
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:34 PM   #129
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I say Sony couldn't have planned it better. I think you usually worry if pleople are going to show up for your super-mysterious-press-conference. Do you think anyone wants to miss this now?

I think the thing with Nigels page has to do with the time (zone) difference really and maybe some overexitement. There's certainly enough of that around ;)

Anyway, it's not like the EX1 has become obsolete overnight. It will still shoot incredable footage right now. The EX3 won't be out for another few months at least and even then shoot the same footage as standard. And there will be a premium for the extra functionality of the EX3, which many won't really need.

The EX3 will be better for live multicam broadcasts and ENG/Run-'n-Gun and maybe someday there will be a 35mm adapter that attaches to the body directly, but who wants to wait for that when you can shoot the same quality today?

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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #130
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Well, I agree its not a total replacement for the Ex-1 and the Ex-1 is a great camera, but there is a reason they kept this secret and gave lots of PR to at least 3 other cameras.
True.

It's really up to what's important for each user. I have close to $3K USD in accessories (memory cards, batteries, ect..) for the EX1 as it is. That puts the investment over $9K USD.

Myself, If I were given the choice of the EX1 verses the EX3, I "probably" would of still gone with the EX1. I will be VERY surprised if the EX3 is less than $9K USD.

Add up another $3K for extras and its close to $12K USD, not to mention one of the reasons for buying the EX3 would be for additional lens which are big $$.

Right now, I just want an EX1 that works... LOL
I hope Sony uses their beta test force (us that is) well. LOL
I'm willing to bet the paint does not fall off this camera in two months, or it has BF and vignetting issues.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #131
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just get us the firmware with the assign button or dial for frame rate and 4:2:2 and we'll all be selling the EX1 to our fellow HVX users.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #132
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If this is just an announcement for something that will be available down the line, then I bite my tongue and say I'm sorry for the harsh words.
It does sound like they are investing in this format for serious work though and that's a good thing.
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Not sure if anyone is interested. But I have a written and video review of the EX3 here: http://www.philipbloom.co.uk/Philip_Bloom/XDCAMEX3.html
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Old April 13th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #134
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Not sure if anyone is interested. But I have a written and video review of the EX3 here: http://www.philipbloom.co.uk/Philip_Bloom/XDCAMEX3.html
Humm well, gonna have a look next week or so.. ;)

Just when i want to get some sleep it is there !! Haha. Thnx for all the hard work Phil.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #135
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This looks like a camera for me. I bought the XL-H1 because the EXh1 wasnīt ready in time.

I do change between my 3 lenses all the time. I couldnīt live with just a fixed lens camera. I do hate the focus rings on the 20x and 6x lens and love the fixed focus ring on the EX1
what 20x lens do you have ?

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