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Old 02-14-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default HD camcorder

I've really been wanting a 1080p camcorder for the last year. I would prefer that the camera be super small, but I've decided that I really want one, and don't wanna wait since I can't seem to find one. I don't shop online cause I don't like to use credit cards, so this makes it even more difficult. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a good camera that is already out, or that is coming out by summertime?
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I don't own one yet, but I've heard the Canon HV20 is the best mid-level HD camcorder on the market today. Amazon has had it for as little as $635, but they just raised the price to $750. The price flucuates, however, and will probably drop down around $500 once the new models come out. This camcorder is only 1080i, but has great PQ from all accounts.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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Second the recomendation for Canon HV20. We have one, and it produces excellent quality video. It is still tape-based; though; if you need a hard disc based camcorder Canon also makes the HG10 (I think that's the model #), which is similar but uses HDD and AVCHD codec (the HV20 uses Mpeg2). Sony also makes good camcorders of both types. See camcorderinfo.com for comparisons, reviews, etc.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for the site.

I'm wanting to get one that does 1080p and accepts an SDHC card. beyond that I don't really care, although a solid state drive would be nice
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:00 PM   #5
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maybe a while before a true 1080p consumer camcorder is available and it will be pricey at first anyway.
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maybe a while before a true 1080p consumer camcorder is available and it will be pricey at first anyway.
price shmice.
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price shmice.
That's the spirit!
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:25 PM   #8
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My sister got me one when my wife and I had a baby recently..... I have yet to use it...... but it's a gift, so I won't take it back!!! (besides it came from a store I never heard of)
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:54 PM   #9
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Default Hitachi Blu-Ray Camcorder

Hitachi has a Blu-ray camcorder out. However, I don't think their first generation Blu-ray camcorder received good reviews. They are now working on the next generation. However, if you are curious, see the following link: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...59&dcaid=17902
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:01 PM   #10
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Hitachi has a Blu-ray camcorder out. However, I don't think their first generation Blu-ray camcorder received good reviews. They are now working on the next generation. However, if you are curious, see the following link: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...59&dcaid=17902
is that why they are not in stores
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Definitely pricey, as it's a pro-sumer model, but the Sony FX7 is pretty awesome (1080i).
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:21 PM   #12
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I personally have Sony's hdr-hc5, which records at 1080i to MiniDV tape. So far I'm happy with it. I believe it can be had for around $800 because new models are on the way.

Only problem, now I have to buy a Blu-ray burner to transfer video to disc. That will be my next toy, when BD drives that burn at 4X-6x are released.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:08 AM   #13
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Default New Cannon HG 10 Camera...how to burn discs...?

I just picked up a Cannon HG10 that uses AVCHD and has 1080 capability. Its got an internal hard drive that uses a USB for download.

I have read that AVCHD can be read by Blu Ray, but first I will need to burn a disk. I can't seem to find much about burning discs. I need a new computer, and looking at the Dell site they say their BluRay computers won't burn discs.

Anyone know if there is a trick to burning an AVCHD disc, or will and standard DVD burner create something that will work in Blu Ray?

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