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Camcorders..i have no idea what to look for!

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PinkChick Thu 28-Aug-08 09:02:36


Wanting to spend no more than £250 as a joint present, want something small, durable and goodsmile

Any suggestions?

EvelynsDad Thu 28-Aug-08 10:23:09

Don't buy a DVD camcorder. Our Panasonic keeps complaining about errors on the disks. Panasonic say it's fingerprints but I can't see any on the latest one to have a problem. We've lost precious video because it's approach to "repairing" faults seems to be deleting the affected tracks :-(

PinkChick Thu 28-Aug-08 14:40:56

thanks for that tip, sound very unreliable and obv you buy one of these so you can keep the memory! would the memory/sd card ones be better???

EvelynsDad Thu 28-Aug-08 16:18:47

Frankly I'm no expert on video equipment, but I'd probably choose a hard disk camcorder these days. Unfortunately I think they're still pricey. At that budget I'd probably buy some sort of digital tape and back it up regularly.

eleanorsmum Thu 28-Aug-08 16:26:01

we've got a sony dvd one and never had any trouble.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 28-Aug-08 16:29:14

Canon mini dv's are really good value.

HappyMummyOfOne Thu 28-Aug-08 19:10:14 earch=y&pageindex=1&searchword=fs100&SortBy=RelevanceDESC&IsInStockOnly=False&comp=y

Has excellent reviews and £30 cashback offer until end of August. Bought one of these lasr week, its easy to use and very small. Records to memory card.

PinkChick Fri 29-Aug-08 08:54:24

just c &p it for myself to have a looksmile..thans everyone, dp thingks its not neccesary?, but will look into it as i would like onesmile

PinkChick Fri 29-Aug-08 08:58:09

ooh i really like that Canon one!, canon are a good camera company arent they?..only know them associated with cameras?/ and that £30 cash back sound good, keeping it under £200! i overestimated on my savings for tax this year, i might just go and be extravagent on myself!hmm..i can use it for work too so can claim a percentage of it back next yeargrinsmile..thanks for that link and everyone elses tipssmile

HappyMummyOfOne Fri 29-Aug-08 10:09:04

Its a fab camcorder, check there are no discount codes to use - I had a 10% code which meant I paid £198 then have just sent off for the £30 cashback so it actually cost me £168 smile

PinkChick Fri 29-Aug-08 12:17:14

ooh fab, is there somewhere i can search for codes like this??..or which did you use?

EvelynsDad Fri 29-Aug-08 13:13:27

Jessops do 3% cash back on quidco.

HappyMummyOfOne Fri 29-Aug-08 17:23:54

Try CAMCORDER5, not sure its still valid but if so is worth 5%. The 10% one was for last weekend use.

PinkChick Fri 29-Aug-08 20:21:50

thanks will try it nowsmile

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