HDD camcorders

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by crobo, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. crobo

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    I recently bought a SONY DCR-SR50 for work and I have to say it's very good to use. I appreciate that the picture quality might not be as good as similarly-priced mini-DV units but it is very convenient to use.

    It costs about £400 which is not cheap. Does anyone have info or experience of other HDD camcorders? The Sony SR30 is about £50 cheaper and as far as I can tell differs by having a 0.8 MP CCD instead of 1 MP. Does this make a big difference? Then there are JVC models with 20 GB HDD that come cheaper still - anyone know how these compare with the Sonys?

    Any input appreciated!
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    The number of MP itself makes no difference in video mode, only for stills. Standard definition video is about 0.4 MP by definition. The SR50 does have a physically larger CCD (marginally). The SR50 will be better, but the difference not that great.
     
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    Mark, that helps a lot; thanks.

    Anyone familiar with the JVC HDD camcorders?
     

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