Sadly – with notable exceptions including Panasonic, Sennheiser, Blackmagic Design and FujiFilm – vendors deem it not valid to advertise with us.

Their money it seems they think is  better spent elsewhere as it is not accepted that advertising and sponsorship $ pay for our professional writers to research, review,  make informaed recommendation to their specific market – you. 

This makes sure that their products and services are presented to their own potential buyers in a professional and impartial way.

Instead many seem to think advertising is purely to “sell”, and that these days does not work. But when was the last time you bought something substantial purely based on an advert as against informed information and peer recommendation?

At Australian Videocamera / Film Video and Virtual Reality (FV&VR) we decided to stop charging for subscriptions some years back. Having said that, the cost of producing the website and magazine on a day-by-day, week-by-week and month-by-month basis does not diminish.

Because of this, I have decided to introduce a voluntary system letting you decide what Australian Videocamera is worth to you.

Below you will find four options: $5, $10, $20 and $50 donation buttons via PayPal (which also allows payment via VISA and Mastercard etc. These are in US$ by the way).

If you decide we are worth a small ONE-OFF donation via this method, we would greatly appreciate it and will allow us to continue at the same professional level we have strived for for almost 14 years now!

If you decide NOT to donate, nothing will change. You will still be able to read our online material and if you are a subscriber to our newsletter and monthly e-magazine, you wil still receive them. 

As I said, this system is purely voluntary. If you have any comments to make regarding this, please add them below or if you prefer it privately, email me via

In advance, thank you so much; it is GREATLY appreciated.

David Hague
Publisher / Managing Editor

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