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Should I get this camcorder???

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Obinice, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. Obinice

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    I know little...well nothing lol, about camcorders. I only ever had one, and I didn't buy it. But it's broken now, and I'm going on holiday next thursday, so I need to get help and find out which one to get before I go! I wouldn't spend more than £350 on a camcorder, as I don't have a money tree.

    So, is this camcorder good for the price, and stuff? Thanks for any advice on what to buy, etc!
     
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    NO---Look at the 3 chip Panasonic NV-GS180 for 357.03 at Jessops in London. The three chips make all the difference in low light performance, color saturation etc. Definately stay away from the JVC>
     
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    YES--give me the website that sells the Pal version of that camera for 250 bucks---Sounds like a place in Brooklyn
     
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    Just like any other manufacturer they have good products and bad.... they make excellent VHS decks and DVD recorders but they also have some that are junk. Best thing to do is research before you buy.

    For low light many cams with one large single chip will outperform a cam with 3 little chips. That just pertains to consumer cams as they have very small chips. 3 chip always outperforms in good light... Results vary by cam, again check the reviews and compare.

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    As far as the price difference goes bewtwen here and the UK that seems to be the norm, for one thing most DV cams now have passthrough which makes it a video recorder adding an additional tax in the UK. some manufacturers have even disabled this feature to avoid the tax...
     
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    JVC is horrible---tell me what one chip consumer cam outperforms a three chip consume cam
     
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    http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Sony-DCR-HC90-Camcorder-Review.htm

    The difference being that it has one large chip as opposed to 3 little ones. You are of course sacrificing better image quality in well lit conditions for the low light performace. Again performance is going to vary by model, research before you buy.
     
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