Konica Minolta lens?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Tzortzakakis Dimitris, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. ....As another post to rec.video says, my Sony camcorder died (DCR HC 32-E -
    mini DV) and as the Sony service sucks, it's not worth repairing (they
    charge a flat rate of 50 euros just to looak at it-the screen is toast-plus
    spare parts, plus work). So, I decided this time not to pay the Sony tax,
    and after a small market research I decided that the JVC everio GZ-MS95SEU
    is the one for me, 179 euros. What makes me wonder, though, is that in its
    specs, says it has a Konica-Minolta lens. I thought that K-M went out of
    business? Anyway, here's the spec URL, unfortunately only in german (the JVC
    UK site doesn't have this model-it's a solid state SD camcorder with an
    800kpixel sensor).
    Tzortzakakis Dimitris, Aug 26, 2010
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    John Turco Guest

    Oh, c'mon...those flash-based "camcorders" are little more than toys,
    are they not?

    In September of 2009, I'd stumbled upon a JVC "GR-DA30U" MiniDV unit,
    at a local K-Mart store. It was brand-new and being clearanced, at
    $80 USD. (The GR-DA30U's best feature is its 30x optical zoom, most

    Frankly, I only gave the JVC a brief test, back then (and haven't
    tried it, since). I was already aware that MiniDV provides the
    highest resolution, among these camcorder formats (i.e., better
    than the devices which use recordable DVD, hard disks or memory
    John Turco, Aug 30, 2010
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  3. I don't know if they're more than toys, that one seems good enough. It was
    impossible to find any tape based camcorders in any shop I visited here.
    Only a cheap-looking Samsung one, for 160 euros in Germanos. They don't even
    have any that write on DVDs directly. It's all memory card and hard drives
    now. The only mini DV one I saw was a 3 CCD Panasonic, but that was 700
    euros and I can't afford that, and besides I just want to film my niece (3
    1/2), I don't want anything really serious, like an amateur film or
    whatever. And I have become tired with tapes;I must always have one empty at
    hand, and they take up too much space, their only advantage is they being an
    archive, but except precious events this is useless.
    Tzortzakakis Dimitris, Aug 31, 2010
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    John Turco Guest

    Okay, I forgot that MiniDV camcorders have been phased out. (Which
    is why K-Mart was selling the GR-DA30U, so cheaply.)

    Too bad, as MiniDV's "replacements" are generally pretty crummy.
    John Turco, Sep 6, 2010
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