I can't decide between 2 camcorders...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mjmar, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    The two are the Sony DCR-45 and the Panasonic SDR-H40... They're both SD hard drive camcorders. My biggest concern is quality, and I'm not sure which brand is better for camcorders. My dad has the DVD version of the Panasonic and the low light is terrible. I've heard that Sony camcorders have the best low light performance. However the Panasonic has optical image stabilization and the Sony doesn't. Does anyone know what is a better choice? :confused:
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Based on your description, I'd go for the Sony. A bit of shake (within reason) can be tolerated or sometimes smoothed out, but blurry or dark video is unrecoverable.
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    With the new iMovie 09 shake is a thing of the past :)

    http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/#stabilization
     

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