mini dv or dvd

  TJ Macintosh 19:16 14 Jun 2005
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hI there everyone, I am in need of a camcorder very very soon, and I am slightly confused at which type to buy. I have only a budget of £500. My concern is whether to go for a Mini DV camcorder for £499 or a DVD Camcorder for £499. I do like the features on the Sony DCR-HC42 Mini DV Camcorder, however the DVD camcorder, is a new thing, does this make it better? Should I go for the newer technology or the older one? Although Mini DV is not really old, it appears to be extremely poular. I have no preferences for a DVD Camcorder, as I have not looked at them properly, all I know is that I can get one for the same price as a Mini DV camcorder.

So basically which type is better the Mini DV (specifically the DCR-HC42 or any DVD camcorder which falls in the same £500 price bracket.

  lixdexik 23:19 14 Jun 2005

I would say go for the mini dv as the dvd files are not as easy to manipulate on the PC. As yet there are no good editing progs for the mpeg 2 format, you also need a rocket powered pc, where as the avi files on a mini dv are readily edited, with a large range of editing progs available.

That's my thoughts anyway.

Cheers Lixdexik

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