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Quality questions.....Canon camcorders

Richie1742's picture
Last seen: 5 years 4 days ago
Joined: 04/19/2009 - 10:04pm

Im in the market of buying a HD camcorder and have narrowed it down to 2 models in my budget, The canon HF20 or the HV30. My question is which model will capture better quality? (minii DV or SD card).....

I was told from a tech that the Mini DV's perform better in low light setting innoticeablequality vs SD card based. is that true?

Although i know SD Cards may be faster to upload and moreefficientthan the Older Tape Technology, im looking for the best quality to play home videos on my HDTV.

Thanks in Advance. -Richard


Aspyrider's picture
Last seen: 6 years 4 months ago
Joined: 12/22/2007 - 5:58pm

I have a HV30 and love it. The quality of the image will blow you away. It is small and heavy though. Here are a couple of articles I wrote on it. I think you will like the HV30. It is Mini-DV so you will still have to work with tape. I cannot compare it to the HF20 as I don't have one but the HV30 rocks! :-)


Richie1742's picture
Last seen: 5 years 4 days ago
Joined: 04/19/2009 - 10:04pm

yeah seems convincing, but do you know if the tape based cams show a better quality thatsnoticeable?