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    Hi guys,

    I think I might stay with mini DV. My main requirements are cheapness, a lightweight camera, and then moderately good image quality in about that priority.

    So it HAS to be cheap, probably under 200 in the UK, it really must be light weight, certainly under 400 grams and i guess in the end it is no good if the image quality is atrocious as I will be playing it on a 50" plasma!!

    Is that an impossible combination?

    I have seen a sony DCR-HC53 and a canon MD101 that look very cheap? not sure if they are any good.

    Andy

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    No DV looks atrocious - like CD for ausio it cant work and be really bad.

    Cant be specific on cameras but there are used bargains on e bay - it would get you a better camera by a mile.

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    Mark,
    OK will save my money on those two then
    Anyone got any other ideas??

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    How about this one...

    Canon MD235 Digital MiniDV Camcorder

    Fairly light, just about my price range, picture quality seems higher?

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    I am not sure you got me above - I mean that to work at all DV must be pretty good - you just cant make really bad DV that works.

    I cant comment on specific cameras.

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    I re read your message. got you now

    I thought you had said, no, those DV camcorders were bad.

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