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what would you do with £900 ??

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by jon1800, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. jon1800

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    I have roughly £900 to spend on a digital camcorder.

    Iam surrounded by different models, brands and sales men, so i thought i'd ask some experts.............you guys:rolleyes:

    What would you buy?


    I do not want cassett's, it must be digital, small but no compromise on picture quality.

    I also have a PC, so the camcorder must be compatable.

    Please help a newbie who needs advise.

    Models/ brands needed.

    thanks

    jon
     
  2. alan8477

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    Bloody hell! Just posted a long reply to this and the ****ing message failed and disappeared. Give me a couple of hours to recover my composure!
     
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    Just can't type all that again so:

    DV in/out
    Analogue in/out
    No touchscreen (physical buttons are better)
    Compact
    Comfortable to hold and operate
    Decent photo resolution (never remember these specs 1020x780? Not 320x480!)
    External battery charging
    Decent nightshot
    Of course a 1394 connector

    Based on owning a Panasonic NV55 and a Sony PC9.

    Sorry about the brevity grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    PS good place to buy ... http://www.unbeatable.co.uk/
     
  4. jon1800

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    Cheers Alan,

    I was begining to think nobody was going to reply:(

    Do you think £900 is realistic for a digi cam??

    i will certainly look at the models you have quoted.

    What is the 1394 connector?

    jon
     
  5. gringottsdirect

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    I would investigate the JVC GR-DVP7, Panasonic NV-GX7B and Sony DCR-PC8.
    I like the NV-GX7B best.
     
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    Don't worry about the IEEE1394 connection, all DV cams have them these days. This is the digital connection for connection to a computer for editing.

    I would go with Gringottsdirect suggestions. However you do need to think about Sony's tendency to have touchscreen controls on its PCx range. I think the PC8 uses this. In bright sunlight I review video footage using the viewfinder. You can't do this using my PC9 because you have no access to control functions with the LCD panel closed. Major drawback in my opinion.
     
  7. jon1800

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    Never thought of that, if the screen is closed, you cant use the buttons.

    I like Sony as a brand but that JVC looks tempting:rolleyes:


    jon
     

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