Hi All
Just thought you would like to know that on our side of the world the Panasonic DVC180 has made an appearance for as little as $2700!!
This model is made by Panasonic in Osaka in Japan and is a "clone" of the DVX100/102 for a lot lower price.
The new version is classed as a "parallel import" in Australia so it must go overseas for repair but has quite impressive specs including the same chips 1/3" as the DVX series and includes phantom 48v power supply and XLR inputs too!!

Chris