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    DV Camcorder VS HD mini SD recorder

    Looking for some advice / opinion.

    A have a 4 year old reasonably good spec SONY Mini DV Camcorder. This is a nice piece of kit and I have an 8 hour stamina battery for it. Its standard miniDV which I think is 720x576x25FPS

    How does the video quality compare with the like of a Kodak Zi6 or Zi8 SD based camcorder ?

    3 Comments

    Very different solutions - the Zi6/Zi8 has a very, very basic interface (three buttons, a joystick and a switch) and the feature set is also limited, there's no zoom at all nor IS. It depends on your usage but I think it's quite a drastic change putting image quality aside.

    John

    I have a flip ultra hd-I would say the quality is better than an older camcorder,but obviously isnt going to compete with modern camcorders in hd. I have a canon camcorder bought 3 years ago and the flip is better-BUT-doesnt zoom as well as a camcorder would ,but close up,or within maybe 20-30 feet the quality is amazing.

    really bought the flip as a "gadget" to take on holiday,not realising how good it would actually be-filmed our disney trip and the colours and sound and sharpness of picture on a 42 inch lcd is incredible for a device not much bigger than a fag packet.

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    dcx_badass;7212254

    Mini dv is better quality. Wait you mean SD as sd card or standard … Mini dv is better quality. Wait you mean SD as sd card or standard defintion?


    I mean SD card based camcorders porporting to shoot in 720p or above

    Johnmcl7;7212277

    Very different solutions - the Zi6/Zi8 has a very, very basic interface … Very different solutions - the Zi6/Zi8 has a very, very basic interface (three buttons, a joystick and a switch) and the feature set is also limited, there's no zoom at all nor IS. It depends on your usage but I think it's quite a drastic change putting image quality aside.John



    barky;7212304

    I have a flip ultra hd-I would say the quality is better than an older … I have a flip ultra hd-I would say the quality is better than an older camcorder,but obviously isnt going to compete with modern camcorders in hd. I have a canon camcorder bought 3 years ago and the flip is better-BUT-doesnt zoom as well as a camcorder would ,but close up,or within maybe 20-30 feet the quality is amazing.really bought the flip as a "gadget" to take on holiday,not realising how good it would actually be-filmed our disney trip and the colours and sound and sharpness of picture on a 42 inch lcd is incredible for a device not much bigger than a fag packet.



    Thats what I suspected - trying to resist a January sale purchase - like my zoom, good low light performance etc - but was keen to understand if £150 bought anything useful...
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