Time to buy a DV camera

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  1. neonec Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 13, 2002
    Well, now is the time,

    I´ve somehow managed to get like 1000 $ (more or less) and the question is, what DV-camera is worth buying.

    I checked out this site:
    http://www.bwayphoto.com/

    anyone who knows if they´re any good?
  2. ExFilms Jedi Master

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    Aug 9, 2001
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    Don't buy from www.bwayphoto.com (Broadway Photo). They are notoriously bad. They are rated as having something like 3 out of 10 satisfied customers. Not very good odds.

    I recommend B & H Photo if you plan on buying online. They have the best prices and best reputation of the legitimate shops.

    Take a look at the Sony TRV-27 (Carl Zeiss Lens, Mega Pixel CCD, Color Viewfinder, 3.5" LCD Screen, Super Steady Shot, MPEG Movie, microphone input and headphone output, all the manual controls, etc). B & H sells it for $760. What a bargain! :)


  3. fourfools Force Ghost

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    Dec 11, 2000
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    i'd recommend buying the panasonic dvc10 off ebay from a reputable seller with high feedback, you should be able to pick it up for about $900-1,200, or the sony trv900 which runs about $1,100-1,300
  4. BrenDerlin Jedi Knight

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    Apr 20, 2001
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    I know I don't post here frequently, but I do know a thing or two about cameras.

    I agree with what the person above me said. I have a TRV-900 and it works great for me. In some cases the picture quality is even better than higher models from the same company (VX-1000, PD-150)

    I also agree with ebay. Just make sure you know what you're buying, and who you're buying from.

    And one last thing: If you can possibly get a 3 CCD camera, go for it.
  5. JediDrew Jedi Master

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    Jun 9, 2002
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    save up alittle more. $1,000 is a great start if you plan on saving up for a REALLY good camera.

    I got the Canon Gl2 and I LooooooooooooVe it.

    I'm very happy i waited alittle longer for some more money to come and didn't settle for anything less.

  6. spoo Jedi Master

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    Mar 16, 2001
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    I'd also have to back up the Sony TRV900. It's a great camera. We use them in our production class, and I'm just thrilled with the quality they produce. Also, when you save up a little more money you can buy new lenses and all sorts of fun stuff like that.
  7. darth_paul Force Ghost

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    Apr 24, 2000
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    BuyDig.com has decent satisfaction ratings and a very good price on the GL-2.

    -Paul
  8. SCOTT8539 Jedi Padawan

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    May 20, 2002
    Im selling a JVC mini cam for 425.00
    model #gr-dvl120u had it for 5 months.+ the tripod and carring case with extra battery.
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