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Bought myself a new camcorder

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Isafari, May 8, 2010.

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    Bought a JVC HERE

    I'm now looking to buy the memory cards for it and a spare battery. If I leave the spare battery until we get to Florida, do you have any suggestions for shopping places to try for it.....I'm hoping it will be less expensive over there (around £80 in the UK)
    There doesn't seem to be a generic battery for this camcorder at the moment.
     
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    you kept that quiet Missie! You KNOW we demand everyone announces purchases here 4 weeks in advance so the rest of us can agonise over the alternatives (and Mick can tell us not to buy Apple) etc.!!!!!

    How did you decide? I'm kinda tempted by an HD corder too
     
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    Lots of research online and went out to Comet etc and chatted with the staff there. One girl was very helpful who had just returned from a course about camcorders even though she knew I wasn't going to buy in the shop as I can always find this sort of item cheaper online.
    I also wrote down all of the things I wanted from the camcorder such as HD, size, optical zoom etc.

    (I actually did end up going back to Comet and purchased it there as they matched the chepaest online price that I found)
     
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    dare I ask, do you have any examples yet? :D

    I cant wait to see what you get from Disney with that new shiny cam :D
     
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    This might be a silly question but is it worth taking camcorder?

    We never done this, however, i got inspired by people here re imovie so I am think ho hum.....

    We have sony camcorder here cannot remember the model but..... hopefully it is good enough.....

    It not a hard drive it record onto mini DVD....
     
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    Although I love my stills cameras, I've never got into video. I keep saying to isafari, how do you get such great videos! All mine are sloppy, all over the place, boring and generally a waste of time :lol: And thats AFTER my eye has been glued to the viewfinder for the whole holiday.
     
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    I wanna upgrade my Nikon to a D90! :yes:

    It'll do video too! Not as well as Issy's nice shiny, new JVC will but it'll do 'em! :thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... he who dies with the most toys, wins!)
     
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    yep, I have a canon 7d and 5dmkii both of which do some very very nice HD video it's true but, and I dont know if its true of nikon or just the canons I have, they really seem meant for setting up on a tripod with a fixed focus. So you can make a great movie if you do it scene at a time, but it's much harder to do what you do with a normal camcorder and just whiz it round :)
     
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    Nope, nothing yet....just been messing with the birds on the feeder in the garden. My new camcorder is so small I can just pop it in a pocket :thumbsup:

    Well, I love watching my camcorder footage.....do it while on the cross trainer :lol: If given the choice of taking either camcorder OR camera, I'd choose the camcorder.
     
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    I love Issy's videos :yes:
     
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    omg yes i take all three, SLR, P&S and Camcorder.....im like issy i love watching the dvd's of the footage, just brings back the memories, unlike just plain ol photos. so a big yes from me jeff :yes:
     
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    I still have the dvds you sent me of the fireworks etc :) really good
     
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    cool. wasnt illuminations with night mode on? or was it ok i cant remember, it might of been taken on my old hi8 camcorder.

    made a big boo boo doing some footage in 04 with night vision switched on i didnt realise it would come out like it did.

    im not sure if i did 08 illuminations again in normal mode will have to look, i think it might of been just photos as it was the first time taking the slr
     
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    can I jump in here , please ? I bought one of those camcorders that you download to forums, facebook and you tube . Its a DXG brand, so not the best, but I got it on clearance for $45.00
    Here is the exact one , but mine is plain pink .


    http://www.walmart.com/ip/DXG-DXG-532VP-HD/13437304
     
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