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Private Idaho May 5, 2008 4:00 PM

Expensive... considering the lackluster image quality.

Private Idaho

rgvcam May 5, 2008 4:55 PM

Private Idaho wrote:

Expensive... considering the lackluster image quality.

Private Idaho
I guess Sony still thinks it has enough cachet with consumers to charge a premium for average products.

Trevmar May 5, 2008 5:39 PM

I had a look at the video file which was posted
at this link: (warning - it is about 80meg).

I found that it edited OK with my standard software (I use the CoreAVC Direct Show codec)

The video certainly doesn't show a working EIS. I found it difficult to find a steady frame in this clip. Maybe it was poor camera handling, though.

flowbee Sep 10, 2008 7:24 PM

The reviews on Amazon were generally favorable. Latest price offered there is $790.

Anyone on this board buy it? How does the video compare to the other hybrids? The build looks quality but you could buy two new Sanyo's for the price of one of these.

Private Idaho Sep 10, 2008 9:43 PM

Probably a very good camcorder -- the Sony brand usually means quality -- but it *should* for $790!

As for Sanyo, I won't buy Sanyo again after the dead pixel fiasco in connection with my VPC-CG6, which I've donated to charity.

flowbee Sep 11, 2008 1:09 AM

Yeah if this sony ever drops to $400 I'll snatch one up. Unless Canon comes up with an updated improved version of the TX1 first, in which case I'll be all over that.

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