camcorder recommendations

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by LPW, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. LPW

    LPW Guest

    I'm looking to buy my first camcorder and would be interested in any
    recommendations. I'm looking for a MiniDV model, ranging from $400-$600. Are
    there any brands or models I should consider, or any I should avoid?

    Thanks for your advice.
    LPW, Dec 20, 2003
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    BillKirch Guest

    or any I should avoid?

    BillKirch, Dec 20, 2003
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    ypauls Guest

    Had good luck with Sony
    I Like the 300 model, has a 20x optical zoom & is digital.
    ypauls, Dec 21, 2003
  4. LPW

    LPW Guest

    Thanks for the message. I've also heard good things about Sony. But I
    haven't heard of a 300 model. The model I'm looking at is the TRV19, which
    is in my price range and has gotten good reviews. The only thing I don't
    like about the Sonys is that all the controls are on the touch screen. Seems
    like that might be awkward. But Sony seems to have the best picture quality
    of all the models, so I'll probably try a Sony and hope that the touch
    screen controls are usable.
    LPW, Dec 23, 2003
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    Up2 Late Guest

    The model I'm looking at is the TRV19,

    Check out the TRV38. You can get it on ebay for cheap (usually have to get
    a "package" deal, but it is stuff you will want/need). There are many
    packages that go for $700-$800. Just be sure to check the dealers feedback

    Up2 Late, Dec 25, 2003
  6. I tried the TRV38. It seemed very capable. But I didn't like the size
    or feel of it. I have small hands, and it's just too big for me to
    handle comfortably. The TRV19/22/33 size and shape are perfect for me
    and feel very comfortable.
    Lance Whitney, Jan 5, 2004
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