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    Default What Camcorder???

    Hello everyone,
    I am completely new to this website but have been making home movies for a couple of years now. I would like to buy a new video camera but just can't decide on which one to get (since there are so many to choose from!). However, I've decided on several things...
    1. I want the best camera possible for up to 450.
    2. I don't really care about the zoom but do care about picture quality.
    3. I want a miniDV so I can play all of the films that I've been making with my current camera.
    4. I want something that's good for editing on computers.
    5. I need one with a microphone jack.
    So if anyone could advise me as to what camcorder I should get then I would be very grateful. Thanks for reading

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    Hi Slug,

    I'm at pretty much the same stage as you - started 2.5 years ago and want to advance beyond typical "home movies" (BTW I joined the local Video club - most of these clubs seem to have a membership of mainly retired people but there's still much to be gained from doing so - many have years and years of experience from when film was expensive and editing required a razor and cement - makes you realise how lucky we are.


    My choice (though I don't have the required funds at the moment) would be to pick up a 2nd hand Panasonic NV-GS400 on eBay (typically just above your budget, but below 500). Loads of manual stuff to take your camerawork to the next level.

    ...and ticks all the boxes in your post.
    Last edited by TimStannard; 02-11-2008 at 05:03 PM. Reason: added final line

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    Bristol uk
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    I agree - nice camera.

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    Thanks Tim, the camcorder looks good to me!

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