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Looking for good camcorder under 600 dollars.

by memshaq / November 11, 2008 8:19 AM PST

I'm looking for a good camcorder that is either hard drive or can record on memory stick or SD card. I will be using the camera for skateboarding and other sports like that. If any one has some suggestions please tell me.

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Which flash memory
by boya84 / November 14, 2008 11:17 AM PST

camcorders fall into your price category?

I know what they are - have you done any research at all?

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ya
by memshaq / November 14, 2008 11:33 AM PST
In reply to: Which flash memory

ya i have done some research and i think i want to get the sony handycam dcr-dvd810.have you heard much about that or what would you suggest?

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Since I take the time to learn
by boya84 / November 15, 2008 4:20 AM PST
In reply to: ya

the camcorder, learn to edit and I prefer to upload and keep good quality video, I don't find any use for DVD based camcorders (which, in my opinion, barely make useful doorstops) or wasting my time reading about them.

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ok
by memshaq / November 15, 2008 7:50 AM PST

so do you think the dvd810 would be a good purchase simce it has a built in 8gb memory stick?

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If you aren't going to use
by boya84 / November 15, 2008 8:30 AM PST
In reply to: ok

the DVD part, and AVCHD and DVDs are that much of a pain, why bother... Just get a flash memory cam and be done with it.

I would rather spend more $ on the Canon HF100 with a mic jack than deal with the DVDs and no mic jack... but that is just my opinion... I am perfectly happy with my miniDV tape HD cams... Like I said, DVD based consumer camcorders barely make useful doorstops. You can ask the same question lots of ways, but the answer won't change.

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ya
by memshaq / November 15, 2008 9:21 AM PST

but the dvd810 looks alot better on youtube and it has a viewfinder. And the reviews say it looks shaky when you put it on a big screen.

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