DIGITAL CAMCORDER purchase advice required urgently

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    Hello

    A friend of mine is looking to buy a Digital Camcorder in 2 days time and as such I really need urgent advice on top quality models to suggest to him.

    The camcorder will be predominantly for use with his 10 month old daughter and general family use.

    He would also like to be able to store stuff on his PC - I assume this is normal with pretty much all Digital Camcorders?

    He prefers decent brands and is willing to pay (within reason) for decent features etc.

    He might be able to buy it duty free from America.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Thanks for the speedy response and the info. I'll check those URLs.

    If anyone has any other suggestions please post them here.

    Thanks

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    Hi what is his price bracket ?

    If living in the Uk IMHO would strongly suggest not buying from USA,
    Check out the garauntee, price including (US tax+import duty),software etc...

    I appreciate UK is fairly high price.. but adding taxes on+ possible problems with damages/breakdown repair etc.. may cost much more that worth.

    If they do want to go ahead, at least make sure it is a worldwide garauntee, and make sure power adapter etc.. is 240v mains compliant.

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    Thanks for the advice fonzie.

    If he bought from the US it would be in a duty free shop while over there.

    He would definitely make sure there was an international warranty.


    RE: Price bracket - he didn't specify one but would be prepared to spend what was necessary to get a very good product. There's no need to spend over the odds for the very latest (unless there is a very good reason for it) as he wants all the necessary functions and on top of everything excellent quality.

    For a Digital Camcorder I suppose this would be about £1000 or so. Is that about right?
     
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    Befor Christmas the best deal I could get for a Sony DCR PC120 was from Pixmania.co.uk at just under £1000 when the same camera in Dixons was £1400

    Anyway I see that PC World now do the PC120 at £1000 and Pixmania's price has stayed the same even though the euro has improved.

    I had Pixmania checked out through our office in Paris and was told they were ok.

    Certainly the Sony arrived the next day via DHL in perfect shape and with the full 2 year warranty.

    Good luck
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    Thanks for the info Mike.

    I'll look into it. :)
     

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