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Any advantage of pal over ntsc?


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#1 peter orland

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 06:48 PM

I'm thinking about buying my first camera. I like the look (the image capture) of the panasonic over the rest of the field.
Are there any advantages or disadvantages of the pal or ntsc versions of the HVX200?
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#2 peter orland

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 01:12 AM

Also. What does gray market actually mean?
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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 01:51 AM

PAL is a superior system to NTSC. It has greater resolution, better colour, and its'native 25fps is a much closer match to Films' 24fps if you are doing filmouts. That said, if you are in a predominantly NTSC country, you might find compatibility issues.

Grey Market goods are items (like cameras) which were not meant to be sold in certain territories. They have been imported by someone other than the manufacturer, who will probably refuse to service it or honor the warranty.
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#4 peter orland

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 04:51 PM

So would this...

http://www.globalmed...do/product/1318

...be considered gray market? Should it be avoided?
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