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Topic # 60216 22-Apr-2010 10:37
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Was looking at getting a camcorder, HFS21. They sell it, with no product specifications on their webpage. 

Knowing that it could be either PAL or NTSC video, I emailed them asking for the video system . 

Their salesperson replied...

"It can be set to either."

I'm pretty sure this is wrong. 

Or, am I wrong?  

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  Reply # 321604 22-Apr-2010 10:55
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I thought these days most cameras could be set to either... What makes this one different? Do you have access to the manufacturer's website? They should have more information.

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  Reply # 321998 23-Apr-2010 11:22
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From their US website....

Digital Video

Standard Definition or High Definition

High Definition

Television System


Video Recording system

MPEG4-AVC / H.264

So, it only comes with NTSC if bought from the US. 

 I've never seen a video camera with a switchable video system before. 


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  Reply # 322004 23-Apr-2010 11:31
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What's the issue? Just tell them that it must be able to do PAL (or NTSC, whicheer you want). If they say it does both again and you find it doesn't do what you want then take it back.

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