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Digital video camera?

 
 
Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 11:11 am
We've decided to get a digital video camera.

It needs to be something simple enough for even Mo to use but still have adequate features so that we can all enjoy it. Something that isn't a toy but isn't overly fancy. I'm willing to spend between $300 and $400.

I've heard they make cameras that record directly to CDs. That sounds like a time saver but I don't know if they're any good.

I know a thing or two about cameras that might help with making a selection but I know absolutely nothing about video cameras.

Does anyone have advice for me?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 11:17 am
http://www.yourprops.com/norm-490006b33477c-Back+To+The+Future+%281985%29.jpeg
http://www.yourprops.com/norm-490006e4a7acb-Back+To+The+Future+%281985%29.jpeg

it was good enough for doc brown and marty when they went back to the future
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Izzie
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 12:01 pm
@boomerang,
hey Boomer

I have a Sony DVD Handycam... records straight onto a little dvd which is excellent (mines years old, there would be some real good ones out there now if you check out handycam or digital camcorder). After you've recorded you just finalise the disk and stick in the dvd or computer. Easy for the kids to use.

ack... tried to find you some US prices - things are priced way different over the pond... not sure if this is any use

http://www.reviewcentre.com/products58.html

(the little dvds are good!)
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 05:50 pm
If you haven't already checked them out, CNET has done several reviews on Digital video cameras:

http://reviews.cnet.com/camcorders/

and here are some more reviews:

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/electronics-computers/audio-video/camcorders/

http://www.consumersearch.com/digital-camcorders/reviews

OGIONIK
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 05:52 pm
@Butrflynet,
lol u said cnet, thats what we called coronet, from star wars galaxies the game, on the planet correllia, it was the biggest city in the game, everyone went rebel, and that was their base.

yay for random mmorpg flashbacks
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2008 06:47 pm
@boomerang,
I don't have a videocam, so right there, why am I posting.. well, because I bought my digicam "used" and slightly out of date on Amazon - It was from a camera store and I'm 99% sure was never used - excellent buy for the money back then. So... you might consider, given this is a kind of starter camera, checking local camera stores for sales on the next-to-the-latest models.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 11 Dec, 2008 09:33 am
The New York Times published an article on this yesterday. I didn't read it - not sure if it was still or video cameras they reviewed - but you might check it out.
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