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Buying DV Camcorder - suggestions?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Saint4320, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. Saint4320

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    Hi all

    I want to buy a DV Camcorder and am looking for advice on which to buy really. Basically it doesn't need to have massive amounts of technology - just something that's easy to use, has good features and is small with good quality movie production.

    I am a particular fan of Sony stuff but don't necessarily have to buy a Sony machine if there's a better option. Budget is around £600.00.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Saint4320

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    Oh come on. Someone must have SOME advice!!

    Saint
     
  3. OGIII

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    Stay away from Sony MicroMV.

    I'm going for a Panasonic GS1 at £399 but you can spend you're full wad on a higher model from same range.

    The new Pana range GS10 etc, seem to have been made smaller by reducing te CCD to 1/6 rather than 1/4 which to me suggests that low light and normal filming will be lower quality but who knows.
     
  4. EvilMudge

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    OGIII,
    Check out Lets Go Digital for pretty much the best prices on official UK products from all the big manufacturers.

    They've got the GS3B for £449.
     
  5. OGIII

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    Thanks Mark

    I got my Mum's GS1 from them for £399 but they don't seem to stock it anymore.

    The GS3 is at a great price but I don't think it warrants the extra £50, I can;t think of any time I;m likely to use the DV In.

    Cheers
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  6. MarkE19

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    If you ever intend to edit your videos on a PC then the DV-in could be invaluble. You could copy the project back to the camera as a high quality backup of the finished edit or copy an edited film back to camera and then play back to a DVD recorder at high quality.

    There are loads of reasons to have DV-in on your camcorder, none of which you intend to use at the moment but could be very handy in the future.
    Camcorders are not cheap and spending an extra £50 now could save you buying a new camcorder in the not too distant future.

    Mark.
     

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