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MiniDV Panasonic or Sony?

by bw2007 / August 30, 2007 2:03 AM PDT


I'm after a camcorder to capture the usual family stuff: new baby, gatherings etc..

I'm hedging towards MinDV based on research here and elsewhere (although I'm a bit tempted by Hard Drive)

Narrowed down to the folllowing (I think) - any preferences from you guys?

Panasonic GS80
Panasonic GS85 (is there an advantage to paying extra for the 85 over the 80)?
Panasonic GS320 (is there an advantage to paying more for this one over the over three)?

Sony HC38 is my other option

Thoughts anyone (am I missing another option)?


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There's not much of a difference
by boya84 / September 2, 2007 1:16 PM PDT

between the cameras you have listed - flip a coin.

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I'll see what the coin dictates then
by bw2007 / September 4, 2007 1:54 AM PDT


Dioes any one else have any other recommendations?

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by avjam / September 11, 2007 4:51 AM PDT

dcr-hc96 gets my nod

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considered that one
by bw2007 / September 11, 2007 10:58 PM PDT
In reply to: sony

I considered the HC96 but this would be pushing my budget.

Thanks for the reply.

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