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    Unhappy SONY DCR-HC96 Alternative

    Hi this is my first post and one written in desperation, hopefully someone on here will be able to help.

    After months of searching, reading and pondering I had made the decision that the Sony DCR-HC96 was the camera for me.

    Unfortunately at the same time Sony decided to refresh there range and make it obsolete.


    So this is where I am hoping you can help

    I need an alternative, the main bits of the spec which drew me to the sony were:-
    • mini dv to prevent loss due to vibration
    • AV IN - for connection of a bullet cam and mic for recording in car footage
    • capture of stills (3MP)
    • size
    Anyone know of a comparative device

    TIA

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    Hi,

    I suppose you've checked forum for answer to your question. Anyhow, just in case you didn't...

    http://www.videoforums.co.uk/camcord...dcr-hc96e.html

    Have chosen NV-GS300 and can't wait to recive camcorder!

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    Thanks, I had tried searching but never came up with that thread

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    I've had a look at the spec but it doesn't mention AV in which I need for my Bullet cam and Mic for filming in car footage, am I missing something?
    Panasonic UK - NV-GS300EB-S Mini DV. E.cam

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    No. I couldn't find AV in either in spec I have.

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    I have found a Sony now so am happy, buying a product which is no longer in production isn't something I would normally do but as there appears to be nothing else on the market which is comparative I felt it was the only option.

    AV in seems to be a thing of the past now there are very few cameras with this option? Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4gom View Post
    AV in seems to be a thing of the past now there are very few cameras with this option? Why?
    I'm sure someone has better details they can share but this seems to be a UK thing. Often as not camcorders have the AV-IN disabled. It's a licencing/legal thing. With DV-IN then they are classed as video recorders and so subject to different laws or something.

    Often the AV-IN where diabled can be re-enabled. I don't know how though.

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