Originally Posted by alainhubert
Those SD600 could very well be the NTSC Japanese models (they use NTSC in Japan) that were imported to USA by some broker that had an overstock of SD600, and Amazon and B&H bought them at a ridiculously low price to sell them in USA and Canada against Panasonic's global marketing strategy ? Maybe...
This is mostly a joke but, I dont think that the Japanese buy camcorders without built in memory
That would be like buying a car without a built in GPS and back up beeping thing...
Originally Posted by 111
I received the SD600 recently (from Amazon) and I called panasonic tech support (had a question about the software) and the guy tells me sorry I cannot help you because you got a PAL camcorder and we are a US help center.
So no tech support for the SD600?
Ask for a manager.
Originally Posted by David HT guy
My operating instructions contain a warranty for 90 days parts, 1 year labor, for the US and Puerto Rico. The SD600 was only sold in the US by Amazon for a long time, except for briefly when it was sold by B&H. It would be a highly deceptive practice of Panasonic to claim that they do not warranty the camera.
If your manual says US, and it has SD600 on the cover, and you bought it from an authorized Panasonic reseller (Amazon inc is one) then that would pretty much settle it. Panasonic might give you the run around, but it shouldnt last too long. Heck, if they cant repair it, maybe you could force them to give you the cheapest 3mos available
Originally Posted by galileo2000
So did you contact panasonic directly?
Square trade was just an idea.
Most probably 99% of the cams will be OK in the first (warranty) year so might be non-issue after all.
Still I feel offended that Amazon had sold me something w/o manufacturer's warranty.
New and dangerous trend for all of us.
None of this actual matters to me as I am not going to be buy it unless a sudden 299 deal shows back up in the next 2.5 months, but I am just the kind of guy that gets obsessive with new hobbies. But the real issue would be, in my opinion, with the extended warranty on our credit cards. 90 day labor totally nullifies any Panasonic warranty, but after one year we can call our credit cards and claim the warranty, and the cost of parts will be so high they they will pay out despite the lack of labor support. If you can prove it is warrantied with your manual, then it shouldnt matter and you can get squaretrade anyway. So no problem.