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Advice for a beginner?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by Matthauz, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. Matthauz

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    Hey folks, I'm a 17 year old male from England and I'm majorly interested in buying a camcorder. I am willing to pay up to £400 but I'm unsure of what format to look into. I realise 8mm and Hi8 are pretty basic and on the whole a bit crap. What I wonder is, what's the big difference between Digital8 and Mini DV?

    I'm looking at maybe a Sony as I have been partial to them in the past, so does anyone have any reccomendations?

    Thanks:smashin:
     
  2. MarkE19

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    There are 2 main advantages to Digital8
    Cheaper films - can use Hi8 cassettes
    If you have old analogue Hi8 or 8mm cassettes they can be played back on the Digital8 camcorder.

    Disadvantages of digital8
    Small range of cams - only made by Sony.
    Tend to be lower quality components.
    No audio dub feature.

    The above are just a few things to take into concideration, but there are obviously a lot more.

    Mark.
     

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