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A camcorder for under $1,000.

by nfehrenbacher / April 2, 2006 5:14 AM PDT

I would like to get a camcorder for around $1,000 U.S.. I will mostly use it for family movies, inside and outside use. Can anyone recommend a good camcorder for my price range?

Thanks,
Denyel

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One problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2006 5:17 AM PDT

This is an world wide forum. Such items may be here but not where you are...

Bob

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Sorry!
by nfehrenbacher / April 2, 2006 5:21 AM PDT

I guess I never thought of that before I posted. These Forums are still very new to me :o)

Denyel

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If in the US, try...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2006 10:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry!
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Sony dcr-dvd403
by fruty12 / April 4, 2006 4:37 AM PDT

Look at the Sony dcr-dvd-403.I just bought this and love it.The play back picture is awesome.It has gotten great reviews.It is last years model.I bought mine from Best Buy on sale.The Sony dcr-dvd405 is this years model.Expect to pay around the same for each online or about $150.00 to $200.00 more locally.

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Depends
by boxfilm / April 14, 2006 12:14 PM PDT

If you want to edit them on your computer, Then I would suggest a Mini DV camera, such as the Sony DCR-HC46 or HC96, DVD camcorders are nice also, but you only get 20 minuites of record time per DVD as opposed to an hour on Mini DV.

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Absolutely-Panasonic!
by Reb1010 / April 23, 2006 10:44 AM PDT

After months of research, I decided on the Panasonic PVGS 300 (3ccd) camcorder) and wow what video! It's much easier to use what with it's joystick rather than banging on touch screens of other cameras. The video is awesome. I got it at Circuit City for $650 and after a month, I have no regrets. Great low light video and Outstanding video in good light. Trust me you can't go wrong with this camcorder by Panasonic.

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Stear Clear of DVD
by UndrgrndTw2 / April 27, 2006 11:59 PM PDT

They have so many down features such as weight and battary time. I wont go into a rant cause i need to staop that habbit, but my advice is to search around eBay or ECPLAZZA.com and your at to come up with some interesting stuff.

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