On 14/05/07, Robert Hodge wrote:
> I have serviced both Sony and Panasonic dv cam and dvc pro units. I'd
> give Panasonic the edge as when I encountered Sony malfunctions under
> warranty, they were less forward about admitting that there WAS a
> factory problem. Panasonic was VERY upfront when we encounterd
> something that fit that bill.
> Not that any camcorder is easy to service, but Canon was the worst !
Are these devices still made by the companies whose brand names they
I thought most consumer items like this were now made by contract
companies who produce variant designs for all the main brands.
> Bob Hodge
> Robert Hodge,
> Senior Engineer
> Belfer Audio Archive
> Syracuse University
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>>>> [log in to unmask] 5/14/2007 3:27 PM >>>
> Well, we finally dove in and bought a Panasonic SDR H200. So far we
> more than pleased with it. It is unbelievably light. It also truly
> fits in the palm of your hand. I am a very small person and I find it
> comfortable to hold. My husband who is definitely larger, also finds
> very comfortable. The screen has a nice resolution and the control are
> all logically placed. I can stop, pause, play, and pretty much control
> the camera with my thumb without disturbing the camera. It takes
> reasonable stills. I think the audio is fine. I haven't really had
> chance to push this camera's limits yet, but I hope to do that really
> This site is the only one I have found to show the rear of the camera
> Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
>> I would be interested in this,too.I would eventually be interested in
> doing DIY news,and political activism shorts,and uploading them to
> YouTube,LiveLeak,etc. .
>> Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Hi All:
>> Sorry for the cross-posts here.
>> I am looking to buy a DV camera to take hiking and other travels.
>> The requirements are:
>> 1. small and light, hopefully smaller and lighter than a digital SLR
>> 2. rugged and needs to have reliablly long battery life.
>> 3. simple to use. I am no advanced videographer here. I just need
> something to take good video and
>> not be hassle to use. As close to the equiv. of a point and shoot
> camera or fully-auto SLR camera
>> would be great.
>> 4. cost is a factor. I do not need the latest greatest HD camera.
> Good, crisp NTSC is just fine
>> unless HD stuff is cost-effective and as small and easy to use.
>> 5. either decent built-in sound quality or a jack for an external
>> 6. digital output so I can load the video onto my hard drive and burn
> DVD's. Firewire and/or USB is
>> 7. I'm assuming anything I'd want uses tape. The format would best be
> cheap and readily available.
>> In my experience, I tend to have a bias against Sony products, but
> I'd consider one if it were head
>> shoulders better for the same cost. The problems I've had with Sony
> have always revolved around
>> stupid design or, more often, crappy build quality and zero customer
> support. I very much like our
>> little Canon point and shoot -- in fact it's what's gotten me keen on
> video. I love my Nikon D70 SLR
>> but it is big and heavy and there are some situations where I'd
> rather shoot video to tell the whole
>> I don't see me making long "creative" "movies," more like short hits
> that are more about "this is
>> what I see right now" visuals where the scenery is too big and too
> spectacular for my photographic
>> skills to tell the story in a still image.
>> Hopefully, I'm describing what I need correctly. I don't know enough
> about digital video to say "I
>> need these specific specs." That's what I'm hoping to gleen from your
> wise advice.
>> Thanks in advance for all help/suggestions.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.
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