Low End Digital Camcorder versus Older Analog Question

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by needin4mation, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Hi, I have a Sony Handycam Camcorder CCD-TR23. I cannot afford the
    newer Panasonic 3 CCD camera that I want. What I am trying to find out
    is if the lower end Digital Camcorders (pick any brand), 1 CCD, miniDV,
    are better than the analog camera that I have. Transfering the film to
    the PC is not an issue right as I have a Canopus ADVC-100 and it
    transfers the data very well. But if the digital miniDV is better for
    whatever reason, even on the "low end," then I could get one until I
    can afford a higher end one.

    Advice is welcome. Thank you.
    needin4mation, Nov 7, 2005
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  2. needin4mation

    Pete D Guest

    Most likely it will be. The new Mini DV camcorders are really amazing, I
    went from an analogue TRV-46 to a D8 TRV320, the jump was huge, one of my
    kids bought a HC21 (lowest Sony Mini DV) and the quality is a huge jumo
    Pete D, Nov 7, 2005
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  3. I figured that at least *something* should be better after nine years.
    needin4mation, Nov 7, 2005
  4. needin4mation wrote ...
    Better for what? The camera part of some of the previous
    analog cameras were in many cases better than those of
    the current generation of digital camcorders. But the tape
    part of the modern digital camcorders are clearly superior
    to any of the old analog generation.

    OTOH, if it ain't broke, don't attempt to "fix" it.
    Richard Crowley, Nov 7, 2005
  5. Better image quality. Better movies.
    needin4mation, Nov 7, 2005
  6. needin4mation wrote ...
    What does this mean?

    If you are replying to some specific previous posting, please
    quote at least enough of it to preserve the context.

    Please note that "Google Groups" is NOT the way most of
    us access the Usenet Newsgroups (which started 20 years
    before Google came along.)
    Richard Crowley, Nov 7, 2005
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