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Usage is high, over 3000 hours; don’t know what life expectancy is, but this cam has seen a lot of action.
Assume you are on a tight budget, since you are looking at used. If there is any way you can stretch for a new PD170 or its consumer comparable(video quality wise), the VX 2100, do it. You will never regret it.
These SD cams beat the pants off ofall of the HD cams out there for available/low light situations, unless you have several $10,000 bills to spare. I am still constantly amazed (after all these years) at how great my ongoing band shoots look, though shot in funky lit clubs. I know it isn’t supernatural, but it could be.
I don’tthink I’d pay more than $500 for a 150 which has been busy for so long,and that would include all of the extras they would throw in. And I wouldn’t pay that without giving the cam a test run.
REGARDS … THOM