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Torn b/w HDD or Flash, Which is better, help?

by jimnud / April 4, 2008 8:16 AM PDT

Need to buy camera soon I want to know which is better a hard drive based or a flash based camera. Any advise between the Canon HG10 or HF10. The flash based is more expensive. Is it really worth it?

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by whizkid454 / April 4, 2008 9:11 AM PDT

The flash camcorder eliminates the possibility of a hard drive malfunction. However, that means you need to buy into the media which can cost a lot of money if you go on a long trip with no computer to dump the files. Besides that, the optics and features are not much different at all.

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Best continues to be miniDV tape...
by boya84 / April 5, 2008 7:24 AM PDT

between the two cams you list, flip a coin for quality - storage method is a highly compressed video stream to either MPEG2 or AVCHD.

Least compressed is DV or HDV to miniDV tape.

Compression = discarded date = reduced video quality.

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