Which camera

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Dave R, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. Dave R

    Dave R Guest

    A friend is after a DVcam for his wife, who is slight in build. She has
    very small hands and therefore would suit a smallish camera. Having
    talked through the requirements with him, he's basically looking for a
    miniDV format camera with DVin capability, good optics and optical zoom.
    He's not interested in digital zoom, nor stills capability. A good LCD
    screen (she wears glasses) would be nice as well. Price range is from
    £300-450. Favoured manufacturers are Canon, Sony and Panasonic in that
    order.

    My knowledge of the market these days is lacking, so hence my asking here.
    What say you folks?

    The following look ok on paper, but real world comments would be very
    useful...

    Canon MV600i
    Sony TRV19
    Panny MVGS10B
     
    Dave R, Oct 28, 2003
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    I'm amazed, BTW, just how many people don't know that many (most)
    camcorders have an eyesight correction adjustment underneath the
    eye-level viewfinder.
     
    Tony Morgan, Oct 28, 2003
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    SjT Guest

    Very hard choice, especially as your nuts will be on the block if you
    advise wrong ;)

    But, canons really are a joy to use they are very light and
    comfortable too.

    I'm a sony fan and would go Sony each time without fail purely because
    i look for build quality and features.

    And the panasonic users are constantly saying how great and
    under-rated they are, i cant stand them personally, i still think they
    feel like a brick, but of course thats just me.

    So, with that in mind, the Canon is the sensible choice (IMO) but the
    Sony is my hearts choice :D, trouble with the new sonys is the
    touch-screen control method, that really is a pain in the ass if you
    only use the viewfinder and like a nice clean screen :)

    Have you got a local jessops? they will spend time with you/her as you
    look at each camera and get a feel for it. when i was buying i
    probably went in every week for god knows how long :)

    They also price-match online stores and you can pay monthly (woot)

    good luck ;)
     
    SjT, Oct 28, 2003
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  4. Dave R

    Dave R Guest

    Stems from not reading the manual and not looking under there. Took me
    about 6 months before I realised I had one.
     
    Dave R, Oct 29, 2003
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    Dave R Guest

    Well my friend is a Canon nut, so he'd be happy with that choice purely on
    loyalty reasons.
    Yeah there is one local, but I'm not going :) It's *his* wife :)

    Appreciate the advice... I guess I'll just pass on the 3 models, and he
    can go from there.
     
    Dave R, Oct 29, 2003
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