Canon MVX40i vs Sony DCR-HC90 vs Panasonic NV-GS150

Discussion in 'Sony' started by SamtheSudden, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. SamtheSudden

    SamtheSudden Guest

    Dear all,

    I am looking to buy my first miniDV Digital Camcorder. After doing a bit of
    research, I realised that I have to up my budget considerably in order to
    get anything half decent. I have zeroed in on the following :-
    Canon MVX40i
    Sony DCR HC90
    Panasonic NV-GS150.

    The Panasonic is said to have bad low light capabilities in almost every
    review. The 3CCDS apparently give the best normal light pictures, but they
    are small and so low light performance is affected adversely. Both the
    Canon and Sony above have largish single CCDs, and according to the nibs
    large CCDS = excellent Low light capability. The canon MVX40i seems to have
    it all - good digital stills, manual control, Optical Image Stabilizer,
    Large CCD - But I cannot locate a single review of it from the usual sources
    such as To me Canon looks like an excellent buy, as it
    costs the same as the Sony, and has almost everything including an Optical
    Image Stabiliser. However, normally, I would have chosen a Sony, just
    because of the brand name.

    Can anyone share their personal experiences with these camcorders, or point
    to some helpful resources on the web, or better still give a straight
    recommendation?All the above 3 are priced at AUD 1599 currently. How about
    the Canon MVX3i, priced at about AUD1899?

    Thanks in Advance for any inputs.


    SamtheSudden, Oct 3, 2005
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  2. SamtheSudden

    SamtheSudden Guest


    I would really like some views on my question below. Atleast some views on
    the Canon MVX 40i. I hope I have not violated any norms by posting this

    Thanks and Regards

    SamtheSudden, Oct 5, 2005
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    Gaz Guest

    You seem to want to spend a lot of money.... I dunno what the AUD - GBP
    exchange rate is, but over here the Sony DCR-HC90 is more than double
    the price of the models you'd normally consider as "entry level". When
    you say "first miniDV camcorder", does that mean it's not your first

    I guess it also depends on what you mea by "half decent". I've just
    bought a Sony DCR-HC22E as my first camcorder, and to me it's way more
    than half decent!
    Gaz, Oct 5, 2005
  4. Malcolm Stewart, Oct 5, 2005
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