Equipment dealers are being offered the chance to ‘part-ex’ their old cameras against the price of a new Panasonic P2 Varicam camcorder.

Panasonic HPX3700

The Japanese electronics manufacturer is offering up to £13,500 off the retail price of an AJ-HPX3700 or a £8,000 reduction on an AJ-HPX2700 if resellers trade-in selected shooters from Sony, Thomson, Ikegami and Red Digital Cinema.

Older Panasonic tape-based shoulder camcorders are also included in the deal which runs until 30 September 2009.

‘Trade-in’ camcorders need to be in good working condition for the offer to be completed and all will be disposed of in a suitable and environmentally friendly manner.

Cameras accepted in part exchange are:

  • Sony Digital Betacam
  • Sony HDCam
  • Sony XDCam Optical Disc 2/3 inch
  • Ikegami EditCam Hard Disk
  • Thomson/GVG Infinity Digital
  • Panasonic DVCPRO50 & DVCPROHD Tape Base shoulder camcorders
  • Red One

Cameras excluded from the offer are:

  • Sony DVW-700
  • Betacam SX camcorders