Panasonic Cameras Forum
by josh meisner on Mar 26, 2008 at 6:04:05 pm

I am currently looking to purchase a Panasonic 100a camera that is used. It currently has 184 hours on it. In terms of usage is this low or would it be soon time to change heads.


Re: Durability
by Noah Kadner on Mar 26, 2008 at 7:43:53 pm

It's not bad- that's a moderate to large amount of usage. Ask how often the seller used the head cleaner and had it professionally cleaned. If he/she doesn't know what your talking about I'd pass. So many used and low priced new DVX100s there's no reason to buy a less than ideal one.


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Re: Durability
by Todd Roush on Mar 29, 2008 at 7:37:13 am

My DVX100 has 800 hours on it with maybe 7 head cleanings all time. I have mixed and matched tapes and it works as well as the day I bought it.

As long as there is nothing else wrong with it you should be fine.

PS, for the most part I started using the Panasonic pro dry formula tapes which seems to have been good for the camera.

Good luck. This is an awesome camera if you don't need HD.


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Dreamscape Digital Media
Panny DVX-100's but changing so Sony or Cannon HDV soon.