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Camcorder for the significant other

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Carri, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. Carri

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    :confused: - :rolleyes: I've decided to buy a camcorder for the other 'alf but know very little about them except what I've read (a lot of which goes straight over).

    He's not had a camcorder before, isn't techi and will want to keep things simple, for family use.

    I think it should have: LCD screen, not too big, not too tiny buttons, be able to copy off to PC/DVD as well as Video tape/show on TV, won't need DV In, good picture/sound quality, image stabilizer - what else should it have?

    Lastly I don't want to spend a fortune.

    Can any of you out there recommend anything?

    Desperate of London.
     
  2. vonhosen

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    Well I'd say DV In is important. If you want to edit your footage on computer & put it back to tape you'll need the DV in on your camera.

    You want to get a camera that you can use to run your VHS etc through in order to get that onto a PC as well. (It will then act as a simple deck to digitise your old analog footage)

    Sony TRV33 looks good (haven't used one myself but specs look good). You need to go & pick some up. (It has to feel comfortable !)

    Depends what you call a fortune ?

    I generally like Sony cameras & own one myself (more expensive model though)
     

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