Re: Video camera recommendation please
I have found the Sony dvd205 video camera I had, quite good, has a couple of not so good things tho. This one takes the mini dvd's, that cost plenty by the way. I use the rewritable disc's, otherwise you'll go through them like crazy.
Easy to use with touch screen that has good menu to play back what youve recorded etc, and basically point and press go type camera. Takes reasonable pictures as well, so an all in one camera.
The cam on normal set up was zoomed too close as standard so hard to film or take pics of things next to you or even 3 meters away. Way more than other cam's Ive used.
The disc's take time being "finalised" to take out of the recorder and play in DVD player/TV etc.. This sometimes takes around 10 mins, and can get quite tedious waiting on it.
Also while recording and zooming in and out, the button could be heard easily on the playback, that was using the toggle one way and the other as gently as possible.
The cam didnt like too much vibration, which stopped the recording when mounted on my handlebars going along around 60kmph on a relatively smooth road. Have done this with other tape camera's and had no problems.
Also Mac users will find this difficult to download to the computer, you can put the disc into the comp but the video format isnt liked by mac's and their software, for editing with the likes of final cut pro etc... There may be a new Apple mac or program that can get round this now.
So all in all, it has its good points, but too may bad points for me, so as my house got burgled ( BASTARDS !!! ) I will replace it eventually with a cheapish tape camera.
Still others might find these cams great, I know my wife had it sussed out in no time, so thats something.
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