This camera is a pretty expensive camera, it costs around $3000 at Amazon (which is discounted by about $1200.)
But if you Google the camera, you’ll see a bunch of retailers offering the camera for $1399! Google “HVR-V1U” to see for yourself.
THIS IS A SCAM and let me tell you why.
These retailers offer the Sony HVR-V1U for $1399 (yet the camera goes for $3000 at Amazon). AFTER you place your order with one of them, you are then asked which lens you want with the camera. (Mind you, the HVR-V1U DOES NOT have a removable lens!) I told the guy on the other and of the line that the lens is not removable, so send me the camera without the lens, and he ASSURED me, there would be no lens if I ordered the camera that way!
Well, the lens is another $1,000 but you also need batteries and a power cord, which cost another $800 and these are not factory batteries, they are a cheap knockoffs! Before you know it, you are over the Amazon price, but with a camera that has cheap knock-off parts and most likely DOES NOT HAVE a US warranty!
So buy your camera at a reputable dealer like Amazon, B&H Photo or 47th Street Photo. Name some more in the comments that you’ve had good experience with.Tweet