Between now and the end of the year, Panasonic is offering to take your old camera as trade-in towards a VariCam 2700 2/3″ P2HD Camera.
If you turn in the right camera you can get the 2700 for $19,950 (about 1/2 the list price of $39,950.00.
According to the specs:
Please note, NO P2 Cameras will be accepted as a trade-in. Cameras must be in working condition (not in pieces) and must include the view finder.
Acceptable Trade-in cameras for $19,950 VariCam 2700 include:
- 2/3″ DVCPRO &DVCPRO HD Camcorders (SDX900, HDCxxx, HDXxxx, etc)
- 2/3″ Standard Definition Betacam or SX Camcorders (Sony, Ikegami, Hitachi, Philips BTS, Thomson)
- 2/3″ Sony HDCam Camcorders (F900x, F950, HDW750, HDW730, HDW700)
- 2/3″ & %” Sony XDCam Optical Disk Camcorders
- 2/3″ Ikegami EditCam Hard Disk Camcorders
- 2/3″ Thomson/GVG Infinity Digital Camcorders
- Red One Cameras
Acceptable Trade-in cameras for $24,950 VariCam 2700 include:
- DVCAM (i.e. Sony DSR450 and DXC-D30, Ikegami HL-DV7 and others)
- JVC Digital S
Go to Panasonic for more details.