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Old June 8th, 2008, 11:48 AM   #1
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EX3 $8320 at B&H

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...CAMCORDER.html

makes the UK price really suck!
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Quite simple Phil. Jump on a plane. I went over to New York before Christmas and spent the best part of a day in B&H. The savings are huge, even when you add on the compulsory tax of just over 8%. I flew out BA, stayed at a very nice hotel and got the tube in. Three days cost me 400, and you can take the camera out to play in Times Square!
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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it's just the whole warranty thing. Only one year and have to send it back to USA each time it goes wrong. The 2 year silver support in Europe is so good. Not worth over 2k though
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #4
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True enough but the saving outweighs the warranty on this occassion. That price quaoted by B&H is cheaper than the EX1 is over here.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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it certainly is tempting...

It's just with the ex1 issues I don't want to be sending it back there constantly for fixes.

I buy a lot of stuff from b and h. In fact just bought a litepanel mini from them as it is so much cheaper than over here.

I wish Sony had a worldwide warranty
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #6
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makes the UK price really suck!
Yeah, but we knew that all along... That's just Euro pricing.

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P.S. I had calculated up to $ 9k for the US streetprice, so maybe there is some downward potential on the UK/Euro pricing still...
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #7
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Less than 2000.00 USD difference between EX1 and EX3...HMMM
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:50 PM   #8
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we were expecting US street price of 10k

this makes the camera a steal

UK price is about $14k
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:53 PM   #9
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Does this price include the lens? It's hard to tell from the B&H site.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:56 PM   #10
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it isn't been sold without it so it must be
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Old June 8th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #11
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This pricing makes a lot of sense.

Too much beyond the $8,000-$9,000 mark and the HPX-500 starts to get the nod.

With the EX-3 at this price, the choice is a lot tougher as you get a lens with the EX-3.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 02:21 PM   #12
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Totally unexpected, $4K below Canada's price. I want one now!

Hopefully Sony will get their tools together for the EX1 firmware upgrade to be done by the end user. Therefore paving the way for EX3 user firmware upgrades.

How the heck does one pre-order from a US supplier??
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Old June 8th, 2008, 02:31 PM   #13
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This is great news but it also implies that Sony's earlier statements about the price may have been "a trifle less than forthcoming" and designed to keep people buying the Ex-1 as long as they could. Every argument against the Ex-3 had to do with a $13,000 price tag. At $8K I'm ready.

I wouldn't worry about the price differential between the US and Canada and UK. Unless this is typical for Sony, I would just assume that the price info is new and in flux. if the B&H price holds I'm sure that it will be similar elsewhere. Sony is a big company and doesn't need to cut special deals with B&H or favor its US dealers.

Altogether I guess its good news if I can sell my EX-1 for a decent price.

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Old June 8th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #14
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Am I correct in thinking this price is with the lens?

I seem to remember somebody from Sony saying in a NAB interview/video that the EX-3 would not be offerent without a lens?
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Old June 8th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #15
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get a mack warranty and get it fixed locally and save you that problem
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