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OT... Sony Videocams...

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by v1ct0r, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. v1ct0r

    v1ct0r

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    I'm sure you've already seen yung sale sa mga sony videocams...
    Ang laki ng discount! 12 months 0% interest pa! has Anybody bought one already? Pa share naman sir ng feedback sa model na nabili nyo...
     
  2. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

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    We bought the HC30 (Mini DV format).
    Just under 40K with a few freebies thrown in.
    Another 2 plus for extended warranty

    The even lower-end HC15 and HC20 didn't cut it: no AV-IN to allow digital transfer of old VHS and other video. Most of the controls are via touch-screen, so it can take some getting used to. The still-photo function is strictly amateur-hour, though we have digital still cameras to take care of that.

    Good zoom, pretty crisp video and audio. The color's a litle wide-eyed, but I haven't fiddled with al the settings: the LCD touch screen menu (again) can take a few days to get accustomed to. The thing is smaller and lighter than a quick fondlng at the display counter would suggest, though if you spring the 4K or so for longer life batteries, you double the weight.

    As lightly-constructed as it is, I don't think this thing will last 5 years before something breaks (either the LCD screen or the tape-loading mech), but that's aready a pretty good deal, and a new media standard will likely be in place by that time.

    hth
    horge


    PS: I'm not sure this is a 'sale'. I think prices have simply gone down, to compensate for anticipated demand for those mini-DVD cameras, or to better spur cash-strapped Pinoys to buy their merch.
     


  3. v1ct0r

    v1ct0r

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    Sir horge i was actually eyeing for the HC30. Buti nalang yung binili nyo may makukulit ako... Kung ok lang sir... ;f

    Last i checked 35K yung HC30, HC20 21+K, and HC15 18+K.

    Sir the quality ng still pictures ng HC30? From the specs parang 3650 lang ata?

    Have you tried it using as a webcam? The lower models as far as i have read hindi ata pede as webcam, please correct me if i'm wrong.
     
  4. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

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    I've yet to be knighted, hehe...
    and sorry, my mistake on the price.
    P34,995 plus extended warranty and stuff brings it to
    just under 40....my bad.


    The still photos are comparable to a sub-1Mpixel camera,
    and there's certainly no flash --there's an accessory
    shoe on top of the camera for attaching lights and other
    widgets. I haven't used it as a webcam, since the role
    has already been taken by a cheap P900.00 purchase from
    two years ago, hehe.

    I'm all-in-all rather pleased with the HC30.
    However, since this was an upgrade from an 7-year old
    Sony TR330 Video8, it'd have been hard not to be pleased.

    ;)
     
  5. Eye Cutter

    Eye Cutter Moderator

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    i've been wanting to get a digital videocam also but can't decide on what model or format. i don't want a sony bec. of reliability issues.

    i'd rather get a jvc or panasonic but not a sony. lahat ng sony appliances ko nasira na! yung mga jvc (more than 5 yrs) namin hanggang ngayon walang problema.

    what is the preferred format now? dv, digital 8, etc. out of the loop kasi ako sa topic na ito.

    thanks for the info!
     
  6. v1ct0r

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    http://www.camcorderinfo.com
    http://www.eco.utexas.edu/faculty/Norman/ECO361N.Daily/Video.Editing/article.htm

    Sir check out this websites, hope they can help you out...

    :)
     
  7. paltic

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    saan po yung sale? meron po ba tripods? pls. share some details. tnx po.;e
     
  8. v1ct0r

    v1ct0r

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    According to horge di daw po ata sale, anyway check Abenson's, AV Surfer, etc. Been around to different malls same lang price nila. Sa Abenson's hindi po kasama yung tripod, goes around 1K to 2k for the tripod. Don't know kung yung kay sir horge kung kasama tripod sa deal nya... :cool:
     
  9. mc_oliver

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    Mini-DV na in ngayon doc. Pero I second the recommenation na get a model with the video-in & recorder options. That way kung meron ka na, subukan ko bumuo ng wireless mini-cam na nakalagay sa ear muffs, ala hosercam. 'Di ko kasi na-forsee yung requirement na 'to when I bought my JVC several years back. :)
     
  10. v1ct0r

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    Anong model jvc nyo sir? mas maganda ba yung jvc nyo sa mga sony?
     
  11. mc_oliver

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    It's a GR-DVL520U. At that time it was better than the sony models in its class/price range. It had a higher cam res of 1 megapix (with SD/MMC card saving) na at 520 lines of resolution (forgot what it does, but the higher the number the better the video quality). Relatively smaller din yung package nya. But the price of the batt (I recently found out) is a biyetch sa mahal!

    Ngayon, ang dami na mapag-pili-an and the packages are even smaller. Between sony and jvc in general, I think pare-pareho lang.

    I suggest you decide which model to get. Tapos i-google mo for user feedbacks. That's what I did when I recently bought a digicam. Sa sobrang dami at iba-ibang options, minsan batt life na lang nagkaka-iba. ;)
     
  12. Eye Cutter

    Eye Cutter Moderator

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    features, color, resolution, accessories, models, technology, popularity - sony talaga!

    durability, owner's overall satisfaction - jvc, panasonic, sharp

    Personal experience ko ito sa mga sony products. Ang nakakaasar kasi sa sony, pag nasira, ang mahal ng parts and labor. dami pang instances na basta di na lang gagana! the others also conk-out but at a rate at least 1/5th of the time a sony appliance!

    victor: so before you decide, check out the competition!
     
  13. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    to me sony has a good track record.

    doc,

    get a model using mini dv format and firewire interface. what is the edge of sony vs. the others? its the carl zeiss lens;)
     
  14. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    Galing ng timing ah. I just bought a Sony HC40 and will get it this weekend. I've done a lot of research thru the net and it came down to the Sony HC40 versus the Panasonic GS120, that's based on my budget. The website menitioned by v1ct0r, www.camcorderinfo.com made my decision. The HC40 did have a bad review on that site but just read thru the member reviews. :)
     
  15. ppts799

    ppts799 Daisho

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    i saw some reviews sa panasonic, almost all models have this hissing sound DAW(don't know if during recording or playback).
     
  16. v1ct0r

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    Noted sir! ;f

    I've narrowed my choices down to the Sony HC30,JVC GR-DX77 and JVC GR-DX77. Mas mababa presyo ng JVC pro d pa ko nakakita personally... ;g . May alam po ba kayong stores?
     
  17. v1ct0r

    v1ct0r

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    Nagtingin po ba kayo ng mga jvc? :)
     
  18. v1ct0r

    v1ct0r

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    Actually halos lahat sir ata ng camcorders karaniwan problem yan. Tape noise (high pitched noise) which get recorded onto the tape when recording in a quiet environment. Mostly yung cameras na internal yung mic, kaya pati ingay nung cam narerecord ;g ... Advise nila to minimize the noise is to use an external mic.

    Pm'd sir horge about it on his HC30, how about you're HC40 sir batangueno napansin mo na ba ito? Request lang po kung pede kayo mag post ng still picture ng HC40 nyo?

    TIA :cool:
     
  19. Eye Cutter

    Eye Cutter Moderator

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    batangueno: tamang-tama yang binili mo! subukan na natin sa laban this weekend! hahaha!!!
     
  20. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    Hindi ko pa makukuha sa Friday. Dadalhin ko next week sa Armscor level2. :)