RIP camcorder - replacement?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Mike Scott, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Mike Scott

    Mike Scott Guest

    Ouch. 8-year-old Sony trv240 now has no firewire interface (a known
    problem with badly designed connectors, iirc??). Anyway, a quick phone
    call to Sony quotes me a fixed price of over £170 to repair, which is
    ludicrous. So, time for new camcorder I think.

    Trouble is, I'm way out of touch with developments. Is something like
    the Canon fs306 a reasonable replacement, without spending the earth? I
    tend to take footage, keep for ages, then edit down to DVD. Any
    recommendations for something for occasional domestic use? (Preferably
    that doesn't use Li cells. They're a pain :-| And most certainly not Sony!!)

    Any idea what the trv240 might be worth as spares for someone? It's in
    perfect nick apart from the firewire problem - sickening it's not worth
    Mike Scott, Jun 4, 2010
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