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Time for a new camcorder

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Right guys - thinking caps on...

I'm in the market for a new camcorder - nowt wrong with the old one apart from its just 'old' - its a Canon MV630i - its been a trooper but I feel I must retire it to my parents so they can collect decent memories of their 2 new granddaughters.

My budget is £500 and I'm used to editing the DV stuff on the PC to a quite tidy usuable standard (several mate's weddings been done by me).

I'd like DV in and DV out, and as many features as I can get, oh and is this 3CCD malarky much cop?? Or should I ditch my currently 'cosy' editing suite and step into the world of HD??

The reason I ponder this is because my HD TV only has DVI in and component, no HDMI as I don't want kerfuffle when I'm trying to get stuff copied hither and dither for work, friends or personal. My DVD recorder is a Liteon jobbie with a 160GB HD and DV in.

What do you guys reckon?? Stay as I am and buy a new toy for my parents - say a cheapy £100-150 miniDV jobbie or ditch my kit and spend me £500 on some nice trickery?? bowdown.gif

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I have a Panasonic NVGS300 3CCD mini dv and it is fantastic, great quality (I use firewire to copy from tape to hard disk and edit in Premier Elements).

Regards

Si

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Its a couple of years old, but my sony mini dv handcam with zeiss lens is excellent.

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Waylander and Si

You've swayed me - Its looking very likely that it'll be an NVGS320 as there's some good prices to be had on it at the mo.

That said, the cooker packing up might have a slight impact on the 'fun' spends - depends on SWMBO's viewpoint wink.gif

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I know just what you mean about funds. My 42" plasma, new 'puter, lappy, camcorder are all on hold due to renovations!

what is the cheapest price you've found and where?

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Round the 300 mark, some are sub 300 - I think ebuyer is around £288 w/o P&P.

I suppose I should look on the cooker thing as a bonus - prices might come down a tad or something 'tastier' may turn up... who knows!

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sub-£300; excellent!

It was £350 when I looked in July.

Not much else in this market IMO as everyone is now joining the HD bandwagon.

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SWMBO has sanctioned the camcorder as well as the cooker of my choice!!!

I'm now in charge of sourcing both from t'interweb.

Cooker is £570 in Currys & Comet and £410 DELIVERED on t'interweb with a firm in the Midlands! How can the big boys justify £160 over a small firm - is it pure profit or down to their overheads, or simply because they can?!?

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I'm assuming you mean SWMBO - She who must be obeyed - the wife!

Both ordered - Cooker at £408.98 delivered and the camcorder at £287.87 delivered.

Not bad as I have a little bit of change out of 300 to get some tapes!!

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Found a great place for tapes...

£66.25 for 50 Sony Mini DV tapes delivered.. Thats about £1.30 a tape!

Cheapest I managed to find while the nipper was grouchy last night - and I was looking for hours laugh.gif

www.tapestock.co.uk

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so where did you get it for £287.87 delivered?!?!

Time to buy one now as kids are in school shows etc...

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