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Panasonic AG-HPX555 DVCPRO P2 HD


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#1 Charles Haine

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

Having trouble tracking down info on this camera:

http://www.broadwayp...aspx?id=3716257

The price seems to go to be true, even without a lens.

Anybody know what the HPX555 is? It's not on the panny website.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:00 PM

Further research indicates that it's the Japanese HPX500.

Still, that's a great price.

Wonder how different it is since it's the japaense (domestic) version.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:54 PM

And without a lens, which is why the price.

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:39 PM

And without a lens, which is why the price.

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ENG cameras usually never sell with a lens, like all higher-end film cameras. A good lens is not cheap either. A decent Canon HD or equivalent broadcast zoom lens is never under $10,000. This is body-only price, and is too cheap. Previous experiences with Broadway Photo make me think this is too good to be true. I don't trust them.

Edited by Saul Rodgar, 25 June 2008 - 11:40 PM.

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