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Old April 12th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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First XDCAM EX3 Review

Will be online on my site Sunday afternoon after the official launch. It was supposed to be secret but the cat is out of the bag. I wish I could share it with you now but I have agreed to hold it until the press conference in Vegas on Sunday afternoon.

It's an in depth Video Review, a written one and a short shot with it.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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Looking forward to your review Philip.

So, are you switching? :)

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Old April 12th, 2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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All answered in the review!

Am impressed it stayed secret this long but I have given my word not to publish until AFTER the announcement even though everything is now out there.

I hope the review will answer all questions. I approach it as an EX1 user as well as from a newbie perspective.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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Phil, have you heard anything more on EX1 firmware or is that also included in your review.. ?
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Old April 12th, 2008, 11:19 AM   #5
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I think it has been delayed unfortunately, don't know when now. Much of what will be in it is in the EX3.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #6
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Read a review here: http://www.dvuser.co.uk/content.php?CID=174

I was kind of relieved that I don't HAVE to buy the EX3. The Ex1 still works great for me. We'll probably get a PDW-700 at work and maybe an EX3 for backup.

The cool thing would be if sony made a new firmware for the ex1 allowing MPEG422 to be used. And other fixes as well.. Really miss a under/over crank assign button..
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Old April 12th, 2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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It's not really a review, more a comprehensive look at all the new kit. He has broken the embargo due to mix up with dates and I think it is coming down until after the announcement! But the info is out there so it's a bit pointless now!
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:03 PM   #8
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Looking forward to your review.
I see there's a mirror image switch on the viewfinder/lcd. Does this actually flip the recorded image or is it just the image shown on the lcd? Probably the latter...
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #9
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all in the review...but will give you this one bit of info. Viewfinder only.

This is very frustrating for me. I won't to give you guys all the info but I promised!
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #10
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all in the review...but will give you this one bit of info. Viewfinder only.

This is very frustrating for me. I won't to give you guys all the info but I promised!
Hehe, I understand. Thanks for that little piece of info.
Don't worry about us. We'll get all the info in time. Go raid a casino or something ;)
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #11
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I did that, but only got out with a snow globe of the Bellagio.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:32 PM   #12
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Anyone want to buy a gently used EX1 in two months?
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:33 PM   #13
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Just curious. What happened to the EX2? (why jump from EX1 to EX3)
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:34 PM   #14
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Sony don't do even numbers!

Also don't flog the EX1 just yet. It is still a superb camera!
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:43 PM   #15
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Don't get me wrong, Phil. The EX1 is the camera for me (I don't need other lenses, nor do I want a bigger camera). I was just curious about the missing '2'.
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