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OK then, what should I buy?

by stevebranch / October 8, 2005 7:15 PM PDT

I just purchased a Sony DV DCRH32 based on a recommend from Circuit City. Ok, now that you know I am an idot for taking advice from the sales "help" at Circuit City, I need your help.

I have 2 weeks to return this camera and pay a 15% restocking fee, which I dont mind doing if I can find a better camera in the DV format for indoor shooting. This camera is worse than my 8mm one that is 6 years old!

Any ideas?


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HC32 actually a good camera
by jas0nhe / October 9, 2005 8:57 AM PDT

Maybe a Canon Elura 85 or 90. Actually, the Sony DCR-HC32 is pretty good; what's your problem with it?

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what did you end up buying?
by psych_tech / December 26, 2005 7:30 AM PST

I just bought the same sony handycam HC32 and it is horrible. It plays back great but when viewed on vcd, it's horrible-the picture 'jumps' every 6 seconds and it looks very grainy. I just can't seem to find out why. Maybe because I didn't use Firewire.

Now, I think I have to try the Sony DVDcam, then it should be much clear and better pic quality. If not, I give up on Sony forever.

The second best is always Canon. Canon has best colour. But the camcorder body design is lacking sophistication.

I'll have to call consumer support.

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