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need some advice PLEASE

by jeniseaaron / May 17, 2009 4:50 PM PDT

i am a camcorder novice and will only need to use it for like home videos, etc. i was considering buying the panasonic sdr-s7 but then i saw the panasonic sdr-s26. now i am a student so my budget is somewhat limited. is the sdr-s26 such a vast improvement that you think i should save up towards it or will the sdr-s7 suit me fine?

thanks for your advice.

ps- i am nto looking to do any fancy editing and i understand the problems that will occur in low light/night. thanks.

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i have both of those
by chickenorfish / May 18, 2009 4:04 AM PDT

i have both of those. the s7 has better quality. the only tways the s26 is better are the longer zoom and optical stabilization

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so i should be fine with the s7 then?
by jeniseaaron / May 18, 2009 4:10 AM PDT
In reply to: i have both of those

so basically unless i'm gonna be recording lots of long distance shots i should be fine with the s7?

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sorry to ask more questions
by jeniseaaron / May 18, 2009 4:14 AM PDT

thanks for your reply. sorry i am really very very new to this. about the optical stabilization advantage, does it make a huge difference when recording? i think i have fairly steady hands lol but then again i am not sure how sensitive camcorders are to this kind of thing.

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since the s7
by chickenorfish / May 18, 2009 8:56 AM PDT

since the s7 only has 10x zoom i dont think optical is needed. with the 70x zoom from the s26, its required, and does a great job

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thanks!
by jeniseaaron / May 18, 2009 9:03 AM PDT
In reply to: since the s7

thank you so much! i really appreciate your help.

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