Help needed on buying first camcorder please.

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  1. JIT

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    I'm looking to buy my first camcorder soon.
    I have £500 to spend and want a digital(mini dv) camera which can also take still photographs.
    I don't really know anything about all the latest features available so all i'd like are some reccommendations about what to buy and where to get the best price for it, thanks.
     
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    I can''t give you specific model recommendations but I would suggest you stick to the 'mainline' manufacturers. I have had good experiences with Panasonic's lower end offerings. Hopefully somebody with more recent experience will also reply with specifics. Otherwise, go buy a copy of Camcorder User and read carefully.
     
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    PS The best price isn't always a good deal. You need to consider service where camcorders are concerned.
     
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    Sony has reshuffled its showcase with a lot of new models. except for the lowest one TRV-18 which is priced at 800 dollars on SONY SALE, others are all 1 megapixel cameras which means that they would function as good still cameras too. But they range between $900 and $1500 in the Single CCD series. Its real hard to suggest a model. Take a look at the price and decide on the features you would need the most.
     

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