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JVC DR-DVP7 or Sony IP7/PC101 and Stills

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by TimK, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. TimK

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to decide on which camcorder to buy. My requirement is that it needs to be small and able to take good quality stills.

    I have considered to models above but read conflicting reports as to the quality of the stills.

    Any suggestions or any other models which I should consider?

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  2. gringottsdirect

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    Both the models you mention are excellent movie cameras, with average stills quality.
    Only my opinion but I would buy a cheaper movie camera such as the Panasonic NV-GS5B/NV-GX7B and buy a dedicated 3.0 MegaPixel or better, digital camera for stills.
    If possible for stills carry on with 35mm, thats even better PQ of course.
     
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    I went for the JVC DVP7 and am very pleased with it.

    On the stills side it's not bad - 1.2 mega pixels - it's as good as the cheap digital still cameras. Picture quality isn't bad as long as you don't go bigger than 6X4" - put it next to a 6X4 taken on my Contax T2, however, and there's a world of difference. Fine for snapshots and for taking pictures for publishing on the web.

    If you want better then go for a dedicated 3, 4 or 5 mega pixel digital still camera.

    Better still (if you can wait for the developing) stick with 35mm film. After all you can always get a negative scanner if you want to mess around with shots you have taken on 35mm film on your PC. I've got a Minolta Scan Dual and, at it's max resolution, it produces a 2336X3504 pixels - that's 8 mega pixels! The MKII Scan Dual is even better - 11 mega pixels.

    Matt.
     
  4. TimK

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    Cheers Guys.

    Matt - is the JVC DVP5 the same as the 7 except for DV input and silver?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Just read that the battery life is very poor. Can anyone confirm this?
     
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    Compared to it's nearest competitors it's no better, no worse.
     

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