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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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OT-Camcorders: Which one?

I'm looking to get a camcorder. I'm partial to Sony, but am curious what you guys have experienced and own. Looking to spend around $500 or less, if possible.

Any information of what to get, or what to stay away from would be appreciated.

Want to maybe mount it on the bike and record a ride and just record family events and such. Nothing extravagant, like filming porn.

Oh....and I promise NOT to do stupid movies and put them on MySpace.com or YouTube.com.

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I'm looking to get a camcorder. I'm partial to Sony, but am curious what you guys have experienced and own. Looking to spend around $500 or less, if possible.

Any information of what to get, or what to stay away from would be appreciated.

Want to maybe mount it on the bike and record a ride and just record family events and such. Nothing extravagant, like filming porn.

Oh....and I promise NOT to do stupid movies and put them on MySpace.com or YouTube.com.
Go to www.cnet.com they really give good reviews on any high tech equipment plus you can see who has the best price.
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Here is a Samsung with a remote bullet cam that use digital memory than tape or DVD. This setup is perfect for remote mounting on your bike while the camcorder is tucked safely somewhere else. I know a couple of guys who use the prior generation to this digi camcorder and got pretty good results. The problem with the older version is that it has a 1GB limit. The new one below solved this.

http://www.samsung.com/products/camc...mory/index.asp
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2006, 01:21 AM
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I use a Sony hc46 mounted to a sportbikecam brand mount

Picked up the camera from Bestbuy a few weeks ago for under $450

I chose the sony because of the controls and touch screen. Very easy to operate with gloves on. Image stabilization and sound quality are awesome.
It has provisions for a remote cam but I prefer the racers view thru the windscreen. Plus before recording you can check the screen to ensure that the camera is filming and view angle is correct. I've had friends with bullet cams that recorded nothing but an inside fairing or front wheel .

The sportbikecam mount works great as well. It does not interfere with rider movement at all.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2006, 03:03 AM
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When you get the camera is there any chance I could come over with my bike, park it in your garage, drink your beer and video you working on our bikes and then post it on youtube.com??

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2006, 03:46 AM
 
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ive got a canon zr300. great camcorder but anytime i zoom it gets fuzzy as hell. its around $400, but id get something with a zoom that works.
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Another vote here for http://www.cnet.com as a resource for reviews on all things electronic. I have a Canon Elura 90 which I love, but if I was to buy another I would buy one that had LANC capability, so that I could run a remote switch on the bike while filming with my bullet cam. That way I wouldn't have so much wasted footage from having to just leave the camera on "record" so much.



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