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#1 Foorever

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:15 AM

I was thinking of buying the Panasonic AG-DVX100A. When I Froogle it (Google) I find 2 places that have it for $1,629. Does anyone here have expirence with either of these two stores? It's says the item is brand new. Thanks you. I was also wondering how the DVX100a would do in a horror genere?

http://froogle.googl...ial&sa=N&tab=wf
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#2 Chance Shirley

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:05 AM

Not familiar with either of the dealers you asked about, but I'm pretty sure the DVX100 is a popular camera with low-budget horror filmmakers these days.
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#3 Shawn Murphy

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:07 AM

I highly doubt it. You know the saying, "If it's too good to be true, it is"

Check this thread: http://www.dvxuser.c...ead.php?t=12271

I apparently bought mine from a NON-authorized dealer, however, the price was good and the service was good (whether or not that affects the warranty remains to be seen, but I have confidence that Panasonic will honor any warranty issues, and Profeel guaranteed it in writing).

Also, read some online merchant review pages like this: http://www.resellerratings.com/
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#4 LondonFilmMan

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 03:32 AM

Foorever:

A Panasonic AG-DVX100A for (a minimum of) $1,629.....great! I couldn't really answer your question, but wouldn't mind getting hold of one of these myself. I believe the quality is great.
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#5 Greg Gross

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 08:39 AM

I can give you a reputable source that I have been dealing with for
many years,have never had a problem. They are pretty good also
with trade-ins if you have a trade-in to bargain with.

B&H Photo
420 Ninth Ave.
New York,NY 10001
1-800-947-1175(video dept.)


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#6 Greg Gross

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:27 AM

Why don't you rent a DVX-100A and try it out for a day? Also if you have a Panasonic dealer
near where you live,they may let you shoot with a demo for several hours. I have a large vid-
eo supply house only about five blocks from my home/studio and they left me shoot with a DVX-
100 when they first came out. Trouble is I can buy all my video equipment(not gray market) from
B&H Photo,cheaper than I can from the Panasonic Dealer.

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