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MINIDV Digital Video Camera wanted. Sub £200

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I remember a while ago tesco were doing some minidv cams at about £150 but I missed out. Cheapest on the high street for what I want is around £200 but I want it cheaper :P Basically I just want … Read More
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1d, 10m agoPosted 1 decade, 10 months ago
I remember a while ago tesco were doing some minidv cams at about £150 but I missed out. Cheapest on the high street for what I want is around £200 but I want it cheaper :P

Basically I just want a basic video camera that takes minidv tapes and that I can capture and edit the footage back on the pc. If anyone has any ideas where to get a cheap one from it would be very much appreciated!

Thanks everyone.
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1d, 10m agoPosted 1 decade, 10 months ago
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#1
You can get couple of Sonys , Canon MV890 or Panasonic NV-GS27 for roughly 180 quid.
Have you got any idea what features you require?
#2
Erm... Well, all the basic models are pretty much the same aren't they?

I just want connectivety with the PC, a decent optical zoom, and preferably a decent photo mode, although I'm well aware these are pretty bad of video cams. Oh, and decent footage capture.

Thanks for your help so far Kommunist!
#3
OK then.. let's compare two of them:

Panasonic DS27:
1/6 inch CCD (800k pixel Total)
F1.8 (Wide)/F3.9(Tele)
30x Variable Speed Zoom

Canon MV890
1/6" Interlaced 800,000
f/1.8
22x optical zoom
True 16:9 recording with widescreen LCD & colour viewfinder

In short, the major difference is longer zoom on Panasonic and 16:9 recording on Canon. According to Canon website, there is no photo mode on MV890 - not sure if that's true.

There are also a couple of JVCs in this price range. Sony upto 200 quid are all D8, not MiniDV.
#4
Yep, at that price point there is very little to choose between. I'll have a look in town today and see if I can beat it.

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