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Please help! Which camcorder would you choose?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by boo, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. boo

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    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 :)
     
  2. kevenh

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    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...
     
  3. boo

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    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
     
  4. gringottsdirect

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    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 ;) ....
     
  5. boo

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    Hey Gringottsdirect

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

    Lisa
     
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    I have been looking for a new DV cam for a couple of months and after hours of research I think the panasonic GX7 is the best.
    www.letsgodigital.co.uk sell it at £720.
     
  7. boo

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    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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    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
     
  9. AAA

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    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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