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Old 03-28-2007, 12:04 AM #1
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Broken Sony HDR-FX1!!!! HELP

So I had my fx1 on my tripod and the tripod of course fell over when my back was turned.

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The body broke where the tripod clip mounts. Where the clip screws onto is completely fine and the camera still works perfect. Unfortunately the body broke. The body is not made from metal but a ceramic and metal shaving mix of some sort.

I have taken it to many stores and all they tell me is send it to sony or they can have some technician look at it. Most of the stores seem like they do not want to work on this camera which is understandable. One store suggested JB weld which I have started to consider. I do not want to send it to Sony and was wondering if it was possible to just buy another skeleton of the body and attach all the parts back to it, of course having a technician do that part.

Any ideas or previous experiences?
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:13 AM #2
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Send it back to sony.


Advice for the future:
-Never turn your back on hardware resting upon a tripod.
-Don't buy sony
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:42 AM #3
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Seriously. Follow up question I guess, anyone know of a METAL bodied camera that has around the same price and specs as a fx1?
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:04 AM #4
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I believe Canon's $1300 HD has a metal base to it. You could always go Panasonic (much better). The DVX100, while not HD, has full manual controls of iris, shutter speed, frame rate, plus a ton of excellent tweaks (chroma, master pedestal, detail, etc). If you spend $2000 on top of the DVX, you get the HVX, which is the bigger, HD version of the DVX. It can record on DV as well as 1080i. It also has frame rates from 12-60fps. THe 60fps records some ****ing badass slowmotion.

$4000-6000 roughly for either camera. They're what I use in film school.

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Old 03-31-2007, 08:42 AM #5
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off-topic, but do you have any clips online filmed with an HD handheld camera? I'm very curious about the quality, because i'm in the market for a new video-camera.
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lol the same thing happened to the fx-1 in my media tech class, some kid left it on a desk and knocked it over. repairs are going to cost us $800. hopefully itll be cheaper, or free for you. good luck
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:06 PM #7
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Ya I called sony and received the worst customer service in my life, on the phone or in person. They said I only needed the tripod bracket which costs 30 bucks but unfortunately its not and they don't understand the problem. I will probly just take it to my local store and have them send it out to the nearest repair center on my behalf.
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