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Old October 27th, 2009, 12:18 PM   #16
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I just hope that current ex1 users get the following options via a firmware update:

*toggle S&Q motion (so I can program it programmable button 4 because I use the S&Q Motion funtion a ton and it's a pain to go through the menus to turn it on and off)

*Flip Picture (so I can get a 35mm adapter without purchasing a flip module which is just way too big and clunky IMO, It's the only thing holding me back from such adapters)

What would also be nice:

Not sure if the copy all function in the new EX1R allows you to hook up a USB drive to the USB port and Copy the cards off there but that would be super nice. It's doubtful since Sony is going to be trying to sell the Hard Drive module with express card slot for dumping footage. In otherwords, why spend 2000 on that, when a simple USB Hard Drive would do the trick.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #17
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Gee I bought my EX1 4 months ago and it is already out of date. I hope the offer an upgrade with regards to the IR filter.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #18
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Also a great decision to eliminate the surface mount design of the switches under the handle. The hand would often switch bars on by mistake in the hustle bustle of ENG by just brushing against this area. Looks like now there are physical switches. Can you confirm Alister?

On the price come to think of it even if it was a personal purchase I've long been used to overpaying for Sony gear so nothing's changed there!

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Have you checked the latest pricing information? B&H has it listed for $7790.00 and for that price you still have to deal with its wrist breaking weight and poor balance.
Oh yes I have seen B&H's price. I think $7790 is too close to $8000 and the EX1R is not an $8,000 camera to me. I wonder if this is Sony's program price so it won't be found for less authorized. I forgot... did EX1 price drop when stock became available? I think +$1000 from the old EX1 price of $6450 is more than enough for the R's upgrades.

The balance could be better but all these cameras are wrist breakers. None of them have been easy on the wrist so not that fair a critique. That's what we get for near pro quality in a small size.

Now put an actual mechanical lens in there to get rid of front and back focus problems people have had plus the delay in manual focus and that would be a good improvement.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 05:37 AM   #19
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Yes they are slightly recessed physical switches, big improvement.
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