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    Discounts are suspect! And so close to NAB.


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    There's pretty much zero prospect of any af200 this year. That's not how Panasonic works, or at least historically it isn't. They don't have infinite development teams. They can't replace every model every year, they typically roll through the big cams, then the small cams, then the midsize cams. The hmc40/80 or the hpx2000/2700/3700 have all been around much longer and are therefore more likely candidates for updates sooner than the AF100.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Zabczynski View Post
    I've honestly never seen another AF-100 in person other than the one I had.
    I actually saw a decent number at SXSW this year (though way more Canon DSLRs). Also, at the Lionel Ritchie concert, the people shooting for Billboard were using a AF-100 and GH1 combo.


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    My sources tell me there will be a new AFxxx at NAB, P2 based. My sources also tell me that there will NOT be an S35 sensor camera from Panasonic this year. Expect NAB to be about AVC-Ultra for Panasonic, but not sure what camera/s it will be in, and what version of Ultra, ie; 4:4:4, 3D, 4K, etc. If there is no S35 sensor at any price point from Panasonic and/or the new AFxxx doesn't have a new sensor, 10-bit architecture and more powerful DSP, I don't envision buying our next large sensor camera from Panasonic. We have a Canon C300 PL on order, although want to wait for NAB announcements and delivery times. Things are moving fast!

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    I'm OK with the m4/3 sensor as long at they update the latitude/resolution and codec .. that's worth sticking around for.
    If they don't, they're going to lose some serious market share to Canon and RED ...

    That said, I don't think they're that inept.

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    [QUOTE=jmarkham;1986105915]I'm OK with the m4/3 sensor as long at they update the latitude/resolution and codec .. that's worth sticking around for.
    If they don't, they're going to lose some serious market share to Canon and RED ...
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    Throw in 1:1 modus for focussing.

    I think Panasonic should not stay in a "sphinxian" silence for much longer. The things I'd need to know is: Will they stay with and protect the m 4/3 system (I hope they do), will they give owners finally some clarity if their current camera can develop firmware-wise, can they throw us at least a hint what their road-map will look like.
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    i really hope panasonic would release a firmware update to fix the highlight handling. I'm not holding my breathe though.


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    If Panasonic is going to tie an increased MFT sensor resolution / throughput to the P2 format .. that would be a mistake (IMHO).
    Quality SSD drives have higher capacity, throughput, and reliability as compared to P2 media (at least in my experience). We
    have lost zero clips on our Intel 320 and Kingston SSD drives. The same cannot be said of our P2 media.

    The price/performance curve of P2 vs SSD leaves P2 a very expensive and non-justifiable pricepoint.

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    I've been using the p2 format for almost 3 years and its been bullet proof. i think p2 is very reliable and very pricey...


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    In a world where a Hyperdeck shuttle/120GB SSD package is ~$500, can someone explain to me how a P2 card slot in a new camera is a good idea?
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