What camcorder? Looking for reviews more than anything

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Tx2, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Tx2

    Tx2 Guest

    I'm looking for good reviews of current consumer camcorders. I've
    Googled. but there seem to hit the same limited results each time.

    I'm looking to replace an ageing Panasonic, and whilst I'm not a pro, I
    do produce some good videos as a result of my editing, so would like a
    camcorder that is going to give me excellent qaulity footage but without
    a bundle of 'on-board' features I will never use. Good low light indoor
    recording would be a bonus!

    I have a budget of upto £350.

    Any good web sites out there that give unbiased, good reviews of basic
    camcorders?
     
    Tx2, Mar 18, 2007
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  2. Tx2

    Tx2 Guest

    of , felt we'd be interested in the
    following...

    At which point I realise I didn't mention I want a Mini-DV camera with
    both in/out DV facilities. I'm not sure whether I want HD yet, is it too
    soon considering how little used HD is at the moment? What is HDV or is
    it the same as HD? Can you view HD video on a 'normal' TV?

    Seems I need more advice than I at first thought! Help!
     
    Tx2, Mar 18, 2007
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    Trev Guest

    of , felt we'd be interested in the
    following...

    At which point I realise I didn't mention I want a Mini-DV camera with
    both in/out DV facilities. I'm not sure whether I want HD yet, is it too
    soon considering how little used HD is at the moment? What is HDV or is
    it the same as HD? Can you view HD video on a 'normal' TV?

    Seems I need more advice than I at first thought! Help!


    Trev says
    Are you sure you want a Mini DV and Not a DV that uses the standard size DV
    tapes.
     
    Trev, Mar 18, 2007
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  4. Tx2

    Tx2 Guest

    of "Trev" <trevbowdenAT.dsl.pipex.COM>, felt we'd be interested in the
    following...

    My present camera is a Panasonic NV-DS30 which uses miniDV, so that is
    the format I am familiar with.

    I have also made a post at
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=493184 which goes in
    greater detail about my requirements, as I have also blown the budget
    out of the window for the time being.
     
    Tx2, Mar 18, 2007
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    Hi,

    http://www.simplydv.co.uk/

    This is where I normally look first, and there's also www.camcorderinfo.com
    which is US based.
    My now ageing Sony TRV22 & TRV60 both have full in and out facilities,
    simply because when buying them I knew I would need these facilities one
    day - like just now, having found some old VHS home video which I'm
    transferring to DVD.
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Mar 19, 2007
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    John Russell Guest

    John Russell, Mar 19, 2007
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  7. Trev, I think you'll find that mini-DV is the standard for consumer
    Camcorders.

    Doc
     
    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Mar 19, 2007
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