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#1 Stuart Page

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 05:06 PM

I need to buy 2x Sony EX3 PAL cameras in Tokyo, any ideas? I also need to get memory cards, mics, batteries, tripods and camera bags. Is it easy to get PAL versions of this camera in Japan?
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#2 Chris Millar

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 05:44 AM

I need to buy 2x Sony EX3 PAL cameras in Tokyo, any ideas? I also need to get memory cards, mics, batteries, tripods and camera bags. Is it easy to get PAL versions of this camera in Japan?


Stu, both the EX1 and EX3 are PAL/NTSC independent - they shoot both formats

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#3 gavrosh haxhihyseni

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:06 AM

I need to buy 2x Sony EX3 PAL cameras in Tokyo, any ideas? I also need to get memory cards, mics, batteries, tripods and camera bags. Is it easy to get PAL versions of this camera in Japan?


Edited by gavrosh haxhihyseni, 31 May 2009 - 11:07 AM.

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#4 Stuart Page

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 03:51 AM

Stu, both the EX1 and EX3 are PAL/NTSC independent - they shoot both formats

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F*kn brilliant. Those EX3's are just too good !!! :rolleyes:
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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 05:59 AM

Isn't Japan an NTSC/60Hz country, though? So If you're shooting PAL (25P) I'd recommend making sure your EX shutter is @ 1/60th to avoid flicker.

Edit: Some searching, and actually Japan, according to this webpage is a 50/60 country... Depending on where, Tokyo being a 50 Hz area.

http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm
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#6 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:19 AM

I've shot quite a bit of (interlaced) PAL video in 60Hz countries. Typically, a very small amount of flicker is just about visible with discharge lights, but it's not shot-wreckingly bad if you do happen to get it wrong.

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#7 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:51 AM

Yes Tokyo is 50hz, but if you are going down to Kyoto,or Osaka it becomes 60hz..but the TV system is NTSC all over Japan.

You probably wont get an English manual,but I think you can down load one.




I've shot quite a bit of (interlaced) PAL video in 60Hz countries. Typically, a very small amount of flicker is just about visible with discharge lights, but it's not shot-wreckingly bad if you do happen to get it wrong.

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#8 Yasuaki Iwamoto

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:03 PM

I need to buy 2x Sony EX3 PAL cameras in Tokyo, any ideas? I also need to get memory cards, mics, batteries, tripods and camera bags. Is it easy to get PAL versions of this camera in Japan?


it's all in Japanese . . .
pro video equipment stores in Tokyo

1: video kinki
product info: http://www.videokink...em.html#PMW-EX3
map: http://www.videokink...jp/zk_shop.html (Tokyo show room: bottom map)
nearest station: Shinjyuku

2: system 5
product info: http://www.system5.j.../item35505.html
map: http://www.system5.j...tail/tokyo.html
nearest station: Kanda

3: tsukumo capture
product info: http://capture.tsuku...00510051000000/
map: http://capture.tsukumo.co.jp/ (page bottom)
nearest station: Akihabara

4: fujiya-avic pro shop
product info: http://www.fujiya-av...op/xdcamex.html
map: http://www.bwy.jp/map.html
how to access: http://www.fujiya-av...how2access.html
nearest station: Nakano
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#9 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:01 PM

it's all in Japanese . . .


Ah, well - ame futte ji katamaru.

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