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Hard Drive Camcorders

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by VCM, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Just got my stimulus cheque last night. Have decided it's time to upgrade our camcorder. Looking at a HardDrive cam. I want to be able to throw the files on a USB stick, throw the USB into our DVD to watch.
    The samsung USB reads mpeg, avi. Does anyone have any advice as to which camcorder I should be looking at?
    I don't know what format most cameras use.

    Thanks in Advance

  2. Is high-definition important?
    What resolution is your television?
    Do you intend to use your camera for Youtube (related) only?
    Do you want something small and handy?
    Do you intend to strap it to your bike?
    How much are you looking to spend?

  3. Thanks for the reply mate ;-)
    Not really
    Would be good, but as long as it ain't bulky I'm happy

  4. THIS one seems good, but you'll need to grab another $200.

    Otherwise it's cheaper HERE

    Review HERE

    Trust me, the HD option is SO very worth it. A large CMOS sensor like the one in this camera is better for indoor work, too.
  5. Thanks for going to the trouble of checking mate :)
    This camera was on my short list.
    You've just made my decision much easier

    Thanks !
  6. Bought it Sunday. Very happy with it so far.
    Saves to HD in MPEG2 format with the extension .MOD
    Change the extension to mpg, and plays on my DVD via USB stick with no problem at all.
  7. Great!

    Now you need a blu-ray player so you can burn AVCHD discs. I bought a Sony HDR-SR7, haven't looked back.
  8. Got a bluray player .. samsung BDP1500, went to update its firmware then it died :shock: SUCKS!
  9. :shock:

    I have a Sony BDP-S550, I'm not updating the firmware because it can somehow play multi-regional blu-rays. I'd imagine that they'd correct that "error" in the latest update.
  10. I seem to remember the ACCC banning region players.

    And they did: DVD players sold in [Australia] have to be region-free.

  11. Well, it won't play alternative-region DVDs, only blu-rays. :?