Sorry to come straight in with a question but I'm wondering if anyone with experience of either of these cam-corders (pref both) has any info on which is the best purchase.
- Sony DCRHC 45E (a rebadged DCRH37 + handycam station the only difference?)
- JVC GR-D760E (widescreen)
I'm aware the above two models belong to the 'cheap' consumer end of the market but I want a cheap camera that I don't have to worry about too much when on holiday etc, but at the same time I don't want it's recording's to look like rubbish.
- Decent quality picture in mostly good lighting conditions
- Pref Widescreen (pref real 16:9) if quality doesn't suffer
- Manual adjustment of exposure, focus, basically as much as possible
- Firewire connection
- Decent battery life
- Reliability (durability)
- Connectivity to PC for editing
- Not bothered about special gimmicks/fades/effects - will be edited on PC
- Not bothered about STILL shots because they can't compete with my digital camera at this price
The JVC is slightly cheaper than the Sony but I know that doesn't mean the Sony is better in all areas, However I am aware of JVC's shortcommings (low light filming? redish hue to recordings?).
Basically if anyone can share any info on either of the above two models then please do. If they are both rubbish then let me know.
I also notice a wide range of Samsung models but these don't seem as highly regarded (more cheaply korean built compared to their Japanese peers?).
And while the JVC 340 (another JVC option)/Sony 45e are not widescreen (afaik) is there something in the 340/45e that boosts it's quality over the 760's widescreen, whereby passing up on widescreen would be worth it for better quality on either of the 4:3 models?
Thanks in advance for any help.