Buying! New or discontinued?

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  1. Punce

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    Hi all,

    So now that I'm keen on getting into the DV world, I have a question on which camera to go for.

    I don't really want to spend more than £500, and I would like the best picture quality to be the priority, and have a DV-IN.

    I don't know whether to go for a new one (which I wouldn't have a clue which one to go for, possibly the Panasonic NVDS30B) or a discounted discontinued one (that's a tongue twister!)

    I've seen a few deals on older cameras:


    JVC GR-DVL9700____was £1349__now £350__save 999
    JVC GR-DV2000_____was £1299__now £350__save 949
    Panasonic NV-MX5___was £1299__now £350__save 949


    I am quite tempted by the DV2000, but like I said, I'm not too sure if I should by a new one for aound the same price (value for money)

    Any help would be appreciated. Cheers

    Mark
     
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    Are you sure its not.

    JVC GR-DVL9700____was £1349__now £999__save 350
    JVC GR-DV2000_____was £1299__now £949__save 350
    Panasonic NV-MX5___was £1299__now £949__save 350

    £350 for any of those cams seems very low. If you can get them for that price i would buy one for sure.
     
  3. eeek

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    Mark,

    Where did you see those offers. At the price I am serverely tempted.
     
  4. Punce

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    It was at the price I quoted earlier, just called them up.

    The company is called Sound & Vision, and their ad was in the Camcorder User Magazine.

    But apparently there's a been a huge cock-up with the advertising apparently, going back a few months. But the end all is that they did have a few at that price, they all went ages ago, now they don't have any, and they keep on getting loads of phone calls asking about them. :(

    Right then, I now need to find a good camera less than £500, any suggestions?
     
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    Well you looked at the jvc dv2000 so anything around £500 will not come anywhere close to that. I was only going to spend £400 on a cam but ended up spending £799 on a panasonic mx8.
     
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    Hi Mark


    I am also lookin to get my first camcorder and am thinking about getting the Panasonic NVDS30B,.

    What is the best price you have come across i have so far the cheapest I found it for £399.00 from lets go digital.

    Although I am yet to give them a ring to check stock.

    Also do you know of any high street retsailers that sell this model because so far all i have found is the NVDS29B.

    Cheers

    Mark W
     
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    Hi Mark W, it's Mark W here :confused:

    I've found it for the same price you have (£399) from Techtronics, and apparently you get a free spare battery and a pack of tapes with it.

    Do these have DV in/out, or do you have to hack it somehow? (so I remember reading somewhere)

    Mark W
     
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    Techtronics advertised prices (illegally) exclude VAT so their price is actually £475.
     

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