I'm looking into buying a used Varicam and have found there are several sub models of the AJ-HD27. There is the F, H and the VP. I would really appreciate If someone could steer me in the right direction as to what the differences are.
The 27V was the original one..
more of a traditional video camera without the film gammas.
The 27F - second generation...
some early 27V were upgraded to 27F
The 27H - if you are buying a traditional tape based varicam
this is the one to get.... try to pick the a more recent
manufacture date... you can tell by serial number
the first few characters will be a letter and 2 numbers.
for example B06 - That would be February 2006
The newer the camera and the lower the hours... the better..
But... Panasonic just announced a special price on a
P2 based 2700 Varicam... 19,950? with trade in..
This would be the best option..
all the features of a traditional Varicam - plus 10-Bit
contact the guys at http://www.MCCOM.TV - they have units in stock..
They may also have used Tape Varicams also...
We sold all our tape based - and bought 2700's and 3700's