Camcorder advice

  slim 65 19:09 10 Jan 05
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I was looking at the offers on the Canon MV 700i camcorder , prices rangeing from £269 to £299. This will be my first camcorder so I want to get it right. Any comments on this choice or other alternatives. Must have dv in/out , image stabiser and coloured lcd screen . Max price £300.

  Busy 21:34 10 Jan 05

I bought the Canon MV750i in August,my first Digital camcorder.Its very similar to the 700i.I think you would be quite happy with it,nice to handle,very good images,reasonable sound..really you should read some reviews cos its impossible to know what someone else likes.Type Canon mv700i review into a Google search.

  davidg_richmond 00:34 11 Jan 05

ive got the mv700 not 700i, very pleased with it, having worked for Dixons I had the chance to see a good few models but found the basic one would suit me as much as the more expensive. Nice feel to it, easy to use and good quality zoom compared to others.

  Meng 09:02 11 Jan 05

You might want to look at a digital camcorder review website click here for some advice.

  slim 65 09:32 11 Jan 05

Thanks for for the advice. Would it be a major disadvantage to get one without a dv in/out connector . All I want to do is to edit on the pc and download back to the camcorder tape and watch the results on the tv.Unfortunately I do not have a dvd recorder on my pc , only a cdr.

  Pamy 18:55 12 Jan 05

Yes it would be a major disadvantage not to have DV in on your camcorder if " all you want to do is record back to your camcorder tape".

Pamy

  slim 65 19:26 12 Jan 05

Today I went out and purchased some camcorder mags to look at the reviews and also had a good look around the net.Seems to me that the JVC GR-D53 represents very good value for money at about £270 and probably has as many features that I would want as a beginner. All advice appreciated.

  spider9 20:18 12 Jan 05

Bought the Canon MV703i from Dixons. Very pleased so far (one week!!), I'm a complete novice and I was up and taking both video and stills within a half hour. Not tried the fancy editing suite yet.
I had phoned Dixons, Glasgow and was quoted an acceptable price (£295, I think)for the camera alone ("No, we don't do discount on this model, sir"). I decided to order online to save a long trip(50+ miles each way). Happened upon a site called 'Coupon mountain' and there was a coupon worth £30, but only for spend over £300 (curses £5 short!). However the Dixons site also offered the camera +leather case+ 3 Mini DV tapes for about £315.
Ordered the lot, online, the £30 coupon was subtracted, as it was now over £300, and I got the lot for less than the camera alone!! And no having to hassle a salesperson for money off.
Dixons were already the cheapest anyway of all the sites I had checked, so I was well pleased with the price as well as the camera.

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