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    What kind of camcorder do you use?

    We are getting a new Camcorder for our next trip and was wondering what you use at the park?

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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    I'm not to into video. We have an HD flip and my camera does video...we don't use either one very often.

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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    We have a SONY HD camcorder bought it last year at best buy for Disneyland its great it has a view specially for fireworks i like it and its easy to convert videos and such with the program they have and its hard drive of 160 Gb hope i helped
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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    I've brought a DVX-100 to the park a few times, I tried to film Potc with it but my low light settings were all off and it came out bad, but the fireworks look AMAZING on it.


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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    I don't do a lot of heavy filming, but I LOVE my Flip Video. Simple, small, and easy to use... If you're looking more for serious filming, I would look elsewhere, but this definitely gets the job done for me.
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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    Flip HD is affordable, you could go for that, but if your budget is larger I'd go for a JVC.
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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

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    Flip HD is affordable, you could go for that, but if your budget is larger I'd go for a JVC.
    I do have an older jvc. It is kind of old school using little tapes. I haven't used that in years though. It did a decent job when I used it.

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    Go to camcorderinfo.com or Google camcorder reviews. I have a Panasonic PV-GS150 and a Sony HDR-HC7. The Panasonic works great in sunlight but does poorly in low light. The Sony does great in sunlight and low light plus it has Nightshot , you switch to infrared and can video in total darkness( limited to 50 feet and is all green tinted ). Look for one with good low light performance or you won`t get good videos with good color for shots at night. You need to decide between Tape, mini DVD, or Hard drive to store what you capture.Mini DVDs are limited to 20min.or so. I prefer tape and then transfer to my computer to edit scenes. I also prefer a color viewfinder over the fold out LCD, in sunlight it`s hard to see whats on the LCD .

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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    That's what they are called...mini dv tapes. Mine are 60 minutes in length.

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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    We've got this one:
    HDR-SR12 | HDR-SR12 120GB High Definition Handycam® Camcorder | Sony | SonyStyle USA
    (I did NOT buy it from Sony)

    It works great and the videos look fabulous.

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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    I have a 5 year old JVC Mini-DV, which takes pretty good footage. I also use a 70x Panasonic and use an SD card for that. It's similar to the Mini-DV, but the zoom is incredible, and the Optical Image Stabilization is fantastic. With that being said, on more recent trips I've been using a Sony, HDR-XR100. The HD quality is absolutley amazing, although the zoom isn't the greatest.

    I've actually held one of my cameras in one hand, and the newer Sony HD in the other, and there's no comparison in image quality.
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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    We have a flip, we also have another brand, I forget, it's about the size of the flip, only difference is the 3 inch fold out display and it's HD, also my camera records in HD, never bothered with it, I have stuck with still frames....maybe next time, it just seems a hassle when you start dragging around video on top of a camera.
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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    Just got a Sony HDR-CX150. It only has a 16G hard drive, but Sony finally accepts both Memory Sticks AND SD Cards! Talk about a price break. 16G gives about 90 mins of full HD recording. Plus it also allows you to copy files straight to a hard drive without a computer... makes travelling a lot lighter.

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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    I use a Panasonic HDC-SD1. Great little camera, and you can see the quality from it in my youtube vids below in the sig. I also love the fact it uses SD Cards!
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    Re: What kind of camcorder do you use?

    One of the big reasons I upgrade from my Digital Rebel XT to a 7D was video recording capabilities. I'm loving being able to shoot pictures, flip quickly to record a video & then go back to shooting stills. It's a really nice ability!

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