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post #1 of 13 Old 09-08-2009, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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We are looking at getting a video camera and are wondering which one is the best to get in our price range and will just be used for family events.

The price range is 250.00 - 400.00. There were several to choose from at bestbuy on line. Mini DV, hard drive, etc...........Rarely did any given one have a bad review which leads me to y'all and your opinions.

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jeez craig, i havent bought a camera in a while but i always trusted sony products. hopefully someone will chime in to help ya a little more than i can lol.

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Cool thanks.

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Subscribed. I would definitely get one with a hard drive or SD slot. Mini dvd seems like a pain.

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Subscribed. I would definitely get one with a hard drive or SD slot. Mini dvd seems like a pain.
Anyone heard about JVC saving as a .MOD not AVI or the other more popular formats?

I have had a sony camcorder that we have used from when I bought it back in 1996. It died so that is why we are in the market now.

I tend to like Sony products but am open to other suggestions.

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I have a canon mini DV and love it. Be aware the ones that have SD card slots are generally mini dv for movie SD for photo

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I have a canon mini DV and love it. Be aware the ones that have SD card slots are generally mini dv for movie SD for photo
Sorry, don't know what this means. Do you know the model number of the canon camera you have?

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I dont have much experience with camcorders, but this may help you out a bit

Newegg.com - Learning center,Camcorders
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I have a one like this: NEW JVC EVERIO GZ-MG330 BLUE 30GB HDD CAMCORDER SEALED - eBay (item 140343490888 end time Sep-09-09 10:00:00 PDT)

I absolutely love it. Does everything I need and its hassle free with the Hard Drive. Really cool little camcorder.


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Anyone heard about JVC saving as a .MOD not AVI or the other more popular formats?

I have had a sony camcorder that we have used from when I bought it back in 1996. It died so that is why we are in the market now.

I tend to like Sony products but am open to other suggestions.

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I have a JVCGZ-MG37U 30gb hard drive camcorder. It does save the files as .mod But I haven't had any problems uploading them to you tube or viewing them on my computer. I've had it for about 2 years, no problems other than the battery life has diminished, but thats normal with li-ion batterys after time.
There was one time at the drag strip where it wouldn't record the jet truck that was running. I don't know if it was the tremendous noise/vibrations from the jet that caused the hard drive to go into shock protection or if it was the low battery. Has not done it again, I can't stress how loud the jet was and how close we were.

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