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September 4, 2007 at 1:52 PM #42766davecordovaParticipant
I’m in the market to buy a HD camcorder. There are two that I’ve narrow it down too. Each has its highs and lows. I need help. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
September 7, 2007 at 11:37 PM #179197cubicrubikParticipant
I use Canon HV20 camcorder.
It is quite good as consumer level HDV camera,
small and simple to use. It costs around $1000.
(It is not a pro camera of cause)
I managed to make some good video with it using tripod if
sunlight is good enough.
I use it to make HD video clips for a web site, for example.
I cannot tell anything about Sony HDR HC7 camcorder. May be it is just as good too.
September 8, 2007 at 11:18 AM #179198davecordovaParticipant
Thank you for the reply back. So you had issues with the camera in low light?
September 10, 2007 at 10:49 AM #179199cubicrubikParticipant
Re: issues with low light?
Yes, HV20 camera appear to demand bright sunlight to produce
good quality video.
I have not tried using it in artifitical light but probably electrical light must be
I suspect all "consumer" HDV cameras probably do since they
utilize HD CMOS image sensors not CCD.
This camera has optical image stabilization.
But the camera is so small and light it is hard to keep it very steady in hands.
For best stable results I use tripod.
September 14, 2007 at 4:54 PM #179200Alice-AliceParticipant
Hi there !
This is the review that finally helped me make my choice : http://www.tech.co.uk/gadgets/digital-video/camcorders/features/head-to-head-canon-hv20-v-sony-hdr-hc7?page=1
Hope it helps ! enjoy whichever one you get !!! 😀
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