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Best £500-£600 mini DV Camcorder ?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by mwhorley, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. mwhorley

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    My Mate has asked advice on a £500-£600 digi camcorder, he reckons his choice is :-

    Options:
    Canon MV5i
    Sony DCR-PC8
    JVC...
    Panasonic GS4

    Size is issue.

    What would people recommend or are others worth considering ?

    Cheers,
    Mike.
     
  2. jk23

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    PC8 - Great versatility, very small and (IMHO)great picture quality.

    The best investment i haver made - Coupled with Adobe Premier and Studio 8.1 it's great!! Only paid £650 for it as well inc FOC delivery ;)

    JK23
     
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    Just bought my Mum a Pana GS1 - £425 from www.letsgodigital.co.uk. Excellent picture quality and nice size.

    I have a Sony IP5 and to be honest I think the pana is a great buy compared to the Sony - and it's not much bigger.
     
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    Hold on a minute..... re-reading my post above it sounds like I'm putting the IP5 down - I'm not, it's a beautiful bit of kit. I'm bringing the GS1 up:)
     
  5. MARKMAN

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    Why not get the Panasonic GS5 - I got a price of £579 from letsgodigital but they were out of stock, LCE then price matched this for me. I saw the same model in Jessops today for £849:eek:
     
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    Be aware that the GS4 doesn't have DV-in.....
     
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    I am thinking of getting the GS5, is £579 the best price? Was going to purchase from letsgodigital, who are LCE?

    Can you provide me a web address?

    Thanks,
     
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    LCE = London Camera Exchange.

    I'm from Yorkshire, but I rang them on 023 8033 5363 and asked them for their best deal on a GS5. The guy came back with £599 + delivery, I told him I had been quoted £579 inc. delivery from Letsgodigital and he price matched. The guy I spoke to was called Stuart.
     
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    I can also recommend the GS5. I've had mine for about 4 months now and really like it. It's very easy to hold, all the main buttons are in the right places. Picture quality is very impressive.
    The only downside, is that I wish it had built in flash. I know it's not designed to be a stills camera but taking photos indoors with poor light is a big no-no.

    If you buy one, you won't be dissapointed.

    Regards,
    Drewboy.:p
     

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