Best Camcorder (15K-20K)

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  1. PainKiller

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    hi all,

    posting after a long time :) ok, i need to know what are the best camcorders available in the market. my budget is around 15K-20K

    thanx in advance.
     
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    Close your eyes, take a deep breath, walk to the nearest Sony World showroom and pick up any Sony camcorder that fits your budget. Go for Sony camcorders. They are the best.
     
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    panasonic ones r gud 2.
    i cant specify the xact model, but whatever u buy,make sure the recording medium is a mini -dv tape.
    it offers the best resolution personal videocams can offer. sony 1's r costly tho......i guess bcoz the have touch screen,which i think is not needed unless ur gonna use it alongwith atm,s.
     
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    Sony has always this properitary problems. It uses digital 8 or some format like that. And the touch screen may be available in some high-end models. I have a Panasonic camcorder though.
     
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    how im gonna transfer my recorded stuff to my pc. is usb connectivity is provided in sony/panasonic??

    what r the decent specs for a camcorder w.r.t. megapixel n optical zoom? does still photos r also saved onto the mini-dv??
     
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    USB and Firewire are provided in Panasonic. Dunno abt Sony
     
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    no u have to insert a memory card for saving photos ,,but the pics on a camcorder are almost useless.no quality whatsoever.
    i suggest u use it for only its main purpose i.e. movie making
     
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    suggest me a camcorder (i mean model name n brand). which has all the features that r required n decent performace.
    actually, i never used a camcorder b4 so dont know abt what features are required :)
     
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    Samsung.
    check the fetures on their website.
    they have 2 models in ur price range.
    both use hi8 media
     
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    First, buy one with Mini DV Format only. (since with your budget you may not be able buy one with Mini DVD or a 3CCD one). Second, as almost everybody says, Sony is definitely best. Price is of course higher but for clear reasons like better quality, Carl Zeiss Lens, Infolithium battery (which shows remaining time etc. in the panel), better support service etc. I am using a Sony HC-15 and is fully satisfied with it.

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    why dont u go for canon? its as good as sony and cheaper
     
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    Canon is of course good and can be the second choice but almost everybody prefers Sony for obvious reasons. (In case of Still cameras, Canon is considered best for both Digital and Film for which I also use Canon ones only)

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    I agree with you buddy. I am going to get a Canon L2IS soon enough. Cant wait.
     
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    Is that model a handycam or digi Still?

    V.Prem Kumar
     
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    Thats a still camera. If you have seen Powershot ad featuring Maria, then its the one she uses to click the picture.
     
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    Hey zombie wat is the cost of Canon L2IS and u buying it from indian market or from abroad?
    and btw is sony DSC-P200 a gud cam to invest in????
     
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    From what I could find, Canon L2 is a Hi-8 Handicam and not a still one

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    JVC d520 price 19k good entry level Camcorder according to BetterPhotography
     
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    only if it is Mini DV! Otherwise you may find it difficult to transfer, edit etc. Of course you can do it even otherwise, using capture cards but with loss of quality.

    V.Prem Kumar
     
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    Go for Panasonic NV GS 35
     
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