Please help! Which camcorder would you choose?

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boo

Guest
Hi all,

We're looking to buy a new mini digital camcorder and have a few models which we can't decide between and wondered whether you can help? BTW I'm a complete novice and haven't a clue, could do with an idiots guide to choosing camcorders
:blush:

Here are our choices....

Canon MV5IMC
JVC P5 or P7
Panasonic NVGX7
Sony PCR8 or PCR9

If husband get's his way.....

Sony IP5!!

Being the bean counter in the house, I would prefer to keep costs down and am looking at a max price of £750.

Hope you can help,

Thanks

Lisa :)
 

kevenh

Standard Member
boo,
will it be your first video camera or are you upgrading from analogue to digital (or a better digital) camcorder?

If it's your first then you might want to borrow one from a relative or mate to see how you get on.

I'm trying to work out which camcorder - if any I'd buy, and after borrowing my dad's DV Cam for a 2 week holiday, I'm now thinking of just upgrading my point and shoot digital camera to a one that's an SLR and can also shoot short movies (not DV format!!).

I'm still debating, but do recommend you try borrow one...
 
B

boo

Guest
Hi Kevenh

We're upgrading!! We've currently got a Canon Hi8 which is 6 years old now and I'd prefer to have a smaller mini camcorder which isn't so bulky.

Lisa
 

gringottsdirect

Active Member
Originally posted by boo
Here are our choices....
Canon MV5IMC
JVC P5 or P7
Panasonic NVGX7
Sony PCR8 or PCR9


In truth any of these will delight you.
I prefer the Panasonic NVGX7B.
I wouldn't pay extra for the tiny Sony you also mention, although being the woman it's you that will end up carrying it around on holidays ;) ....
 
B

boo

Guest
Hey Gringottsdirect

Do you know my husband by any chance?!!!!! ;)

Lisa
 
B

boo

Guest
Hi Scott,

We've sort of mind our minds up and are thinking of the JVC GRDVP7 which I've seen for £749.00.

I wish I had more info/recommendations to go on... :(

Lisa
 
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kiwiranger

Guest
I have had a play with this model and really liked it. Compact and easy to use, with the controls laid out in a user-friendly manner.

Takes acceptable stills too.

Chris 'kiwiranger' Parke
 
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AAA

Guest
Hi,

If you want ....."Compact and easy to use, with the controls laid out in a user-friendly manner. ....", then JVC....

But !!!.....If you want : Compact and easy to use, with the controls laid out in a user-friendly manner, and the Best Picture and Build Quality,

then Pls, choose The One and The Only Sony PC9!!!!!

Regards to all Amateurs,
 

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