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Camcorders...Best buy/format/model

homerhassall Avatar
1d, 4m agoPosted 1 decade, 4 months ago
I am soooo confused. Looking to replace a 10 year old VHS C camcorder but have spent hours reading reviews and searching for the best deals.
If anyone can recomend the best format and a good model preferably from personal experience I'd be really grateful. Not looking for pro quality but obviously the best available would be nice. Looking to spend up to about £400 ish but ideally as little as possible. Thanks in advance
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1d, 4m agoPosted 1 decade, 4 months ago
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#1
mate, you have just entered a mine field lol

most people recommend miniDV format, you can easily edit the tape via your computer wih a firewire cable and make dvds out of the footage.

as for models have a look here: http://www.cameras2u.com/products/index.cfm?subs=243&node=171
edit: you will find that Dixons online with price match cameras2u so dixons prices will be a bit cheaper, worth having a look at [url]www.pricerunner.co.uk[/url] aswell to compare prices.

for more info and reviews have a look here: http://www.camcorderinfo.com/ratings.php

also for info check out: http://www.avforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=61

on a side note, i have just purchased a Panasonic GS180, looked decent on paper, im jst waiting for some miniDV tapes so i can use the damn thing lol!

good luck mate
#2
OOOOoorrrrr you can just go here : >http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21641&highlight=saxo_appeal


this thread was made up from the supremo finder ttpe dude called Edi lol
#3
Just gone through the same thing homerhassall, reviews galore lol. Does your head in eventually. All the people i spoke to in shops said get a Sony. I just bought a Sony HC44 mnini dv and it's great. Simple to use and the picture quality is excellent. Around the £280 mark. Got mine from amazon, hope that helps.
#4
I'd highly recommend Sony as well. Maybe that will narrow down your choices a bit.
#5
I'd rather go for Panasonic but that's my personal view :D
#6
Thanks guys really appreciate the input. As bigup says this really is a minefield. Sony quoted looks quite good and worth a second look. Anyone else with first hand experience of a recomended model would be most welcome. Thanks again.
#7
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=20853090982&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=90010

I bought a JVC GZ MC500 recently. It uses removable 4GB CF/ Microdrive cards for storage so its really small. Takes great quality video and photos. The new model the MC505 is out now, which has a built in 1.8 inch 30GB HD. Digital storage is really the best option for a camcorder imo.
Both these models won awards in 2005-2006.
Not cheap but not much over your £400 limit.
#8
Finished up ordering a Sony HC35. £213 inc delivery from Comet on line.
Seems like a reasonable sum for a nice new camcorder which from all my enquiries seems to have had many good write ups. Should be here Friday fingers crossed. Thanks for any input

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