Camcorder recommend

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  1. Mr N8

    Mr N8

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    I've been looking to purchase a camcorder for ocassional use. I want an 8mm or hi8 camera. I have been looking for a little while, now, and have a good estimate of the price range. Samsungs tend to be the chapest, but are they any good? I don't want to spend a whole lot on one, but I don't want to get burned on one on ebay either. To get a guaranteed good camcorder there, you might as well buy a new one.

    Anyway, I've also looked at some of the Canon and sony's. Any more recommendations?
     
  2. Lord Prism

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    Vote for a SONY model - DEFINATELY.

    Good luck,
     
  3. Mr N8

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    Thanks, looking at a sony handycam right now. I think I may go with that, but I'm still doing a little research.
     
  4. Statica

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    Another vote for SONY camcorders. I've had a Canon that die on me within the space of a year; the Sony's are usually rather well featured, if you arent looking for bleeding edge technologies.

    If you are going to get it from an electronics superstore, I would also like to recommend getting an extended warranty that would include a yearly cleaning .. its really worth it.
     
  5. Mr N8

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    Thanks Statica. Do you know if Best Buy offers that? I won't do business with Circuit City, so that's out of the question.
     
  6. Lord Prism

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    Doing research on functions, features, useability, quality, and repair history (Consumer Reports) usually leads you to something Sony when it comes to Camcorders.
     

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