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Help me choose. Please.

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by zerolight, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. zerolight

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    I've got a baby on the way. So I thought it was about time I got myself a DV Camera to film it growing up. I'd like to use it for holidays and so on too. I've never had a cam corder before.

    My wifes priority is that its small, not too expensive, and good quality.

    Mine is that it has a good quality image and sound, is reasonably small, but not at the expense of its image and features.

    We initially considered something cheap around the £300 mark, say from Sony or Panasonic. And are still considering that. Suggestions?

    However, there is a temptation to push things a little bit more and spend around £500 - 600. That opens the door to the little JVC GZ MC200 or a Panasonic NV GS200. Any views on these, and any suggestions in this lofty price range. ;)

    Maybe at a stretch the GS250 would be good (also from panny).

    Any input you can offer would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Graham.
     
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    I've just bought my first camcorder too, a Sony DCR-HC22 for just under £300. It has a basic operation mode as well as a few more advanced features if you want to use them. A good optical zoom (Ignore the digital zoom figure) and works well with the PC straight out of the box (when you've bought a firewire cable of course!).

    I've got nothing to compare it against obviously, but at this stage I can't think of a reason to have bought anything else other than an individuals preference for brand loyalty, I guess. As a confessed gadet-a-holic it's one of the few times i've not spent ages trying to convince the SO we need to buy the better model!
     

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