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Sony vs Canon

by Rutti / January 19, 2005 3:01 AM PST

I'm looking to purchase a mini DV camcorder. I've been looking at three models, Sony DCRHC20 & DCRHC30 and Canon Elura 60. Any suggestions would be appreciated. After ready some messages I am leary about Sony.

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Canon Elura ALL THE WAY!!!
by nevosho / January 20, 2005 10:57 PM PST
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I have recently been wondering the same thing, which is better Sony's Mini-DV camcorders or the Canon Elura series? The answer is Canon works with photo imaging so they know how to make a better camcorder for a cheaper cost. Sony makes everything so its the jack-of-all-trades whereas Canon is the master-of-the-trade. I have read the reviews on Cnet and I am definately going to buy me a Canon Elura.

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not quite
by jordanh / December 12, 2005 12:37 AM PST

Although canon does make the best lens's in the world,and i do agree sony tries to make everything under the sun ( some of which they have no business making) when it comes to camcorders Sony is the king. always has been the king and probably always will be. Just look at the broadcast world and you will see a good 90% of all camera's being Sony. Camcorders are one area that Sony are the masters of. The Elura is a good line no question, but Canon should stick to photo imaging, not video. Being good at photo imaging has really nothing to do with video cameras. two completly different areas. Head to head, go with the sony mini dv line, you won't regret it.

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Short of its HDV camera, Sony has nothing to compare
by Kiddpeat / December 12, 2005 5:36 AM PST
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to the Canon XL2. Canon does quite nicely in video thank you. It is true that Sony video cameras are better than their still cameras. It remains to be seen which HDV camera is better.

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by joemonek / March 21, 2005 2:16 AM PST
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you purchse canon camera

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Elura 65
by htan / March 26, 2005 4:20 AM PST
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I have been considering the Canon Elura 65 and plan to buy it after my return from a trip toward the end of April. You could read users review on this camcorder at
Good Luck, htan

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