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Sony DVD Handycam DCR-DVD200E

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Anyone have any experience of these new Handycams, are they worth the dosh?

Which one is best to go for?

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I'm in the market for a camcorder at the moment, but ruled out the DVD writer versions on the basis that they are quite bulky (as are the DVDs when you've finished recording on to them).

I was going to go for the Sony DCR-PC330E, but the reviews of it are rather average (considering its price), so I think I'm going for the Sony TRV80 which has had some very positive reviews. It's bigger than the 330E and lacks the CCD resolution, but then again I'm only after a video camera, not a stills camera at the moment.

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am i right in thinking that if you have a dvd camcorder you will be recording in mpeg2 format? in which case the encoding to mpeg2 will be done by the hardware on the camera. If this is the case then i reckon the cameras are just a gimmick...i would have thought that using DV tapes and then converting to DVD via a decent program on the PC would yeild better results...would a hardware encoder on such a small peice of equipment really remove any digital noise? but then again it's a easier way of watching the film you recorded on the tv.

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am i right in thinking that if you have a dvd camcorder you will be recording in mpeg2 format

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Dont ask me stuff like that! Cause I haven't got a clue. grin.gif

I just like the ease of making home video's sekret.gif and then being able to pop them into the DVD player without faffing around with converter programs and sh1t...

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