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    High hours on PXW-X70

    I am looking at a used PXW-X70. It appears like it has had VERY little use but it shows 1810 hours. I don't understand how it can look so fresh and have that many hours unless it was used as a security camera!
    If it was a tape camera it would need an overhaul but I don't know how high hours affects a card based camera.

    Your thoughts?

    #2
    The X70 can be used as a live web-streaming camera, or it could be used in a 5-day a week studio environment, which would account for the number of hours that you listed.

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      #3
      The big question is how many hours are acceptable until problems start.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Braindead@70 View Post
        The big question is how many hours are acceptable until problems start.
        When it's mainly non-mechanical ( i.e. electronic usage ) I have seen cameras with 5,000+ hours that essentially look and function like new.

        I was way more freaked out about the hours on tape-based cameras where the tape-drive or tape-heads could be toast at more than 1,000+ hours of shooting.

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          #5
          Well I screwed the pooch. In addition to the high hours there is a dent in the lens barrel and filter ring. I can probably get the dent out of the filter ring but not the barrel. I was comfortable with the hours until I found the camera was only 13 months old. When I told the seller ( Gian Carlo Moreno - Atlanta, GA), he said I should have examined the camera more closely before I left his storefront and to suck it up. Hard to check the hours with dead batteries and no ac adapter. I did not notice the dents until I tried to mount a protective filter. The camera was advertised as "excellent condition" and I paid $1400.00. I have NO recourse. I have bought used equipment since 1973 and this is only the second time I have been screwed. Watch out for this guy!

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            #6
            Did you use a credit card? You might file a dispute with them. That should give you some leverage!

            Rather than getting an adjustment, it would probably be easiest to just seek to return it for a refund. Sounds like a really bad seller!

            Good luck!

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              #7
              Originally posted by unadog View Post
              Did you use a credit card? You might file a dispute with them. That should give you some leverage!

              Rather than getting an adjustment, it would probably be easiest to just seek to return it for a refund. Sounds like a really bad seller!

              Good luck!
              I usually deal in cash so like I said "I screwed the pooch" He will not accept a return or adjust the price to pay for a repair. Yup, he has no integrity.

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