Hours on af101

HDC-TM900, HDC-HS900, HDC-SD900, HDC-SD800 (2011). HMC150, HS250, HS300, HS60K, HS700K, SD60, TM700.
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brandcook
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Hours on af101

Post by brandcook » 29 Jan 2013 12:36

Hi I'm new to the forum, I am very inexperienced and about to purchase my first serious video camera the Panasonic af101 I am considering buying secondhand, but very nervous because of my lack knowledge with video.
The hour usage varies a lot on the cameras I have seen, all seem to sell for around the £2000 to £2.500 I know it makes sense to buy one with as low hour usage as possible but at what point of hour usage would it be considered not a good buy.

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Re: Hours on af101

Post by Doughie » 30 Jan 2013 17:36

in the old days the main point-of-failure with camcorders was the tape drive mechanism. That was really the only mechanical part of a camcorder (more or less).
Cams like AF101 dont have tape-drive so dont worry too much about hours on the machine. General overall condition is probably the most important thing.

fine machine, large sensor, great image. perhaps not recommended to a complete novice though, its a pro camera.

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Re: Hours on af101

Post by brandcook » 30 Jan 2013 18:41

Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

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