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Need help on which miniDV to purchase

I'm looking to purchase a miniDV. Here's a list of the minimum requirements: easy to use (since I'm 'electronically challenged'), $400 or less, good low light shots for night sporting events, still pictures on memory card, minimum 16x optical zoom. After doing my research, I'm more confused than ever.

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Re: Need help on which miniDV to purchase

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there are so many it's hard to choose. this forum sees multiple posts asking the same question.

a quick look at had this:

Samsung Camcorder (SCD103) $313

note still pix from handicams leave much to be desired. also, low light is low light, even a fancy cam will not make up for it. I do have "night shot" on my sony trv 38 and i can actually (in all green) see in the dark with it, but for night football games, i think it's gonna look the same no matter what.

good luck - fj

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Just purchased the Canon ZR80 at C.City for $320 - came with

In reply to: Re: Need help on which miniDV to purchase

a bag and tripod. Really like the camera so far.

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