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Family Camcorder

by rrebecca / November 11, 2010 1:39 AM PST

Hello. We are looking for a camcorder for home movies and family events with very good video quality and sound, zoom and easy to use, download and basic editing if necessary. Inexpensive would help too but but I know I can't have it all. Thanks.

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Can you define "inexpensive"?
by boya84 / November 11, 2010 10:34 PM PST
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Consumer camcorders and cameras that capture video range from $50 to $2,000.

At the low end, the lenses and imaging chips are small, audio and other manual controls are not very good and connections to external things (mics, lights, etc) don't exist much. As the $ go up, lenses and imaging chips get larger (better low light video capture) and various features appear...

What is the computer environment?

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Computer environment for camcorder
by rrebecca / November 12, 2010 1:44 AM PST

I assume you mean our home pc? Its a basic pc with Windows and a few ports and 2 cd trays. Was that what you meant? LOL Can you tell I'm not technology savvy? LOL
Thanks.

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Did you try the Flip?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2010 1:51 AM PST
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Flip
by rrebecca / November 12, 2010 3:15 AM PST
In reply to: Did you try the Flip?

I have the Mino I think, it was a gift but don't much care for it. I like to be able to zoom in on say wrestling events and baseball games so I prefer a more traditional camcorder. My friend has a JVC handheld one she got last year, very basic but I really liked it. It zoomed in very closely and it was super clear on the lcd screen. It was about $270 or so or even less.

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At 270, not a bad deal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2010 4:24 AM PST
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Why not another one?

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At 270, not a bad deal.
by rrebecca / November 15, 2010 11:13 PM PST

Why not another one of what?
LOL

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You wrote it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2010 9:07 AM PST

"My friend has a JVC handheld one she got last year, very basic but I really liked it. It zoomed in very closely and it was super clear on the lcd screen. It was about $270 or so or even less."

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At 270, not a bad deal.
by rrebecca / November 17, 2010 10:18 PM PST
In reply to: You wrote it.

Oh, I see. Well, I thought I might check here first to see if anyone had any other options I might be interested in.

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