So my Canon Optura 20 just died....any decent replacement?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jayeskreezy, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    I've had my cam for 3 years and it's been great to me. Today I was shooting and it just died. I tried replacing the little CR2025 battery, but it didnt change anything. I hadnt dropped it or anything-the cam just stopped working.

    It wont recognize the battery or charger and on top of that my tape is stuck in it. :mad:

    Soooo...are there any decent replacements out there $450 or less? Yes, I'd love to get a HC7 or HV20, but that's impossible at this time.

    I'm looking at the panasonic gsseries b/c of the 3ccd or either a sony hc40. Are either of those worth getting? I'm not a pro so please no pro recommendations. I need one within the next two weeks b/c I have a summer missions trip i'll be at for 6weeks and I plan on producing some vids as well as capturing the summer.

    Well, if anyone can let me know that'd be great. My main things I need are accesory shoe, lanc, headphone jack, mic jack...and decent quality footage. I'm only interested in sony, canon, or panasonic.
     
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  3. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    You might try sending it back to canon for repair. The reason I say this is that Canon is very good about standing behind their products and their customers in my experience. I had a friend who sent back her Powershot S1 camera, and they told her there would be a minimum charge of $100 or something. Well, apparently they couldn't fix it, so they sent her a refurb powershot S2. Maybe its worth a gamble?
     
  4. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    great idea...i'll call canon
     
  5. ukyman macrumors newbie

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    optura 20

    Looking to purchase Optura 20 for parts. I have one that needs a zoom
    switch housing. Email me if you have one that is inexpensive. Thanks.(theshumylos@wowway.com)
     
  6. jbardeen macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    Did you ever find out what was the problem with your Optura 20? I am having the same issue. Canon told me that they wouldn't be able to fix it for less that $200.
     
  7. kcdude macrumors regular

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    I'm in the same boat with my Elura 40mc...$180ish to repair. I am going to buy a new FS100 when it comes out next month...flash based so I can get rid of the tapes and share flash memory with my G9 P&S camera. $399 street price.
     
  8. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I didn't actually, but I just picked up a Panasonic GS250 a few weeks ago for a really good price used.
     
  9. jbardeen macrumors newbie

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    Stupid me. I forgot to replace the backup battery. Since I replaced it everything has worked fine.
     

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