looks like i will be purch next couple of days,,
looks like i will be purch next couple of days,,
Last edited by helicam; 2007 July 24th at 10:49.
I just purchase from circuit city last night. The last price is 916 $ when get the 2% cash back from fatwallet. You need to use the 10% coupon. By the way, I use the 2 days shipping which cost >10$. However, if you choose the basic shipping, only cost about 3 $. So you can save 7$ more..... The final price is 910$.
Charges for this order:
Total coupon savings
Charge to your credit card
I am so mad I didn't pull the trigger yesterday on one ( total at CC was 920 and today its not on sale anymore and even with a 10% off it comes up to 996$... how do you use that fat wallet?
I was lucky enough to get a hv20 from best buy today for $845. I had a CC ad from when it was $935 (with 10% AAA) and they wanted to make their goal for the night....woot!
also helped that i use to work at that BB a few years back....
the sale price for 965$ is back from circuit city.
I just got my HV20 purchased last week for $850USD, it's a Japanese model though. Some of the camera labels are in Japanese but the menu can be set in English. But hey, it's still the same camera.
I got it from ebay; cyber-japan store.
it's not a bidding so you can buy it right away.
shipping should be about 59$
hope this helps.
NTSC HV20 Japanese model
$790 shipped from Japan to the US, insured and trackable
£390 shipped from Japan to the UK, insured and trackable
check the link below for details
Last edited by tokyo_ren; 2007 August 2nd at 10:21.
YES!! I'm getting my camera this week sweet !
I followed Pascal Browns advice (or was it someone else?) here on HV20 and ordered an NTSC unit from CyberJapan on Ebay. Just got mine today, at Scotland for 898$ (NTSC) alltogether. No extra VAT charges upon receipt.
Not bad at all, considering the language can be changed in the menu, and the outside buttons can be memorized in a few minutes (How many times do you look at the buttons after getting used to them anyway?). The only issue is perhaps the pull-down, which can be dealt with after its all edited, in one shot. Not bad for the price at all.
Cheapest place I found was Circuit City. Its on sale for $970 or so, and you can either buy a 10% off coupon from eBay for a buck or two, or if you have a AAA membership you can get one from AAA. Out the door, $865 yesterday.
I guess this is also a good time to introduce myself. I've been lurking here for a while and I'm blown away by the breadth of knowledge and willingness to share information on this forum. I've learned so much already and I haven't even held one of these cameras in my hands yet!
put simply your camera takes your 24 frames of video and massages them into a 60 field video signal before dumping it to tape.
all standard stuff that has been around since the showing of movies on tv - nothing new at all.
so you want to edit in a 24p timeline?
its not an issue - most NLE software packages will remove the 3:2 pulldown (extract 24p from the 60i) for you with zero fuss.
(visit each NLE manufacturers page for details on their support of 24p)
you just want to do basic edits in a 29.97 timeline (60i)?
not an issue either - you don't need to remove the 3:2 pulldown, just treat it as 60i all the way.
3:2 pulldown - its not an issue
however the resulting video you get after extracting the 24p from the 60i varies between the various implementations and price ranges out there (canon/sony/panasonic etc) .... for its price the Canon HV20 gives as good as the rest.
If you have 5000USD to spare then maybe get Panasonic HVX200 - if like me you don't, then you're gonna get the Canon HV20
there's absolutely no difference between them. only the printed text.
Let me list down the printed text on a Japan Model HV20.
Text that are in Japanese on a Japan Model HV20
Text that are in English on a Japan Model HV20
1. Hi speed AF
3. Optical Image Stabilizer
4. Still image recording
5. mega pixels
6. advanced accesory shoe
7. HD Video camera
9. Canon HD video lens
Well, we get the point. That's why I got mine shipped from japan instead of future shop.
I picked mine up when Amazon and Tiger Direct had it for $783 a month and a half ago. I'm surprised to see that the price of the HV20 actually has been going UP. If I had to buy soon, I'd keep my eyes on Amazon and Circuit City (with the 10% coupon). On both sites, the price seems to vary quite a bit, so when it's low, grab it!
I can only answer for kakaku.deviantforest.com
in which case the anwser is yes, we look after the 1year Japanese warranty for you
and yes, you would need to pay shipping charges but we only need the camera - bubble wrap it an inch thick and find a suitably small box - include one fully charged battery NOT attached to the camera - it will ship a lot cheaper (body and battery boxed at about 1.2kg).
(we will provide more details as how to package your camera compactly and safely in the event of a support issue)
if you have an issue after the 1 year warranty is over you may well be able to get your camera serviced locally - just say you purchased while on holiday/business in Japan a good while ago - if they offer to help you it will work out cheaper than sending back to us - you don't need to divulge serial numbers just call a local service center and tell them your situation - you may get lucky depending on the make and model (the HV20 would appear to have a universal software build)
but most importantly, if you do send it back to us out of warranty we will of course support you all the way
shipping and any repair fees due will of course need to be payed by the customer
The ad for the package price is 999.98. Though there is no coupon code for the package. So I called alphaelectronics, VERY friendly. He told me to put in the coupons and the mic separately, which come up to ~$1029.98, and he will take care of the ~$30 difference when he receives the order. He also said the video mic just sold out and he is waiting new shipment, probably next Monday. So I will receive two shipments, one for hv20, and one for videomic.
Broadway Photo - $879 (Plus some free stuff),
They had it advertised in HDVideoPro for 699, I knew it had to be a misprint though. I have NEVER ordered ANYTHING from this place, nor have i EVER heard of this place, so I make NO claims they are legit.