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Need quick answer on which to buy please! Gifting tomorrow.

I am giving my daughter a camcorder for a gift tomorrow. I know nothing about them and have 2 that I bought to choose from. The other is going back. One is a Sony Handycam DCR-DVD108, the other is a JVC GZ-MG230. The sony take the mini dvd's and the JVC is HD. I guess you know that though. She is not a techie so I need one that is simple yet gives good video. The HD seems to have longer record time but the DVD seems to say it is better in low light. Like maybe indoors?

I hope someone will throw me a bone here and give me the best choice. She is getting married in 3 months and I know they will be using it alot. Thanks for any quick help.

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Of the two, I make my choice ...

In reply to: Need quick answer on which to buy please! Gifting tomorrow.

...basaed on recording medium only, and the SONY (miniDVD) is not even a choice. As long as the JVC (Hard Disk Drive) is not used in a high altitude (say, >9,000 ft.)and very loud noisy environment where there are lots of "vibrations", it is OK ...and if that model gives your daughter problems, it is time to learn ...

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please clerify

In reply to: Need quick answer on which to buy please! Gifting tomorrow.

Thanks a ton for the answer. Could you please clearify which you would give her? The sony mini-dvd or the JVC with HD? Thanks.

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one more thing

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could you tell me why you prefer the choice that you do? What is the advantage to the one over the other? Thanks for you time. I really appreciate it.

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It is not preference.....of the two,

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....the JVC is the only choice ! Of course. this my personal decision, based on recording medium only. I am not considering other features.... I am not against SONY, but the DVD medium, although excelent for some people, has more potential problems than the others....(video not recorded, the miniDVD disc cannot be played....etc. ) Please read the first thread (the sticky) on this forum for more information.)

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thanks

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Thanks a lot for the help. I was about to give the sony when I got your response and I quickly switched to the JVC. They are very happy with it and I appreciate your help. Great to get it on Christmas. Thanks for taking the time. Merry Christmas to you.

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