Rock Bottom HV20 Pricing- $677!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by fart, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Bunsen macrumors member

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    Sweet! Just sent the link to my wife as a Christmas present hint!:)
     
  2. rotlex macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, hehe. At that price, I might pick up a "spare". ;)

    I got it a few weeks ago from CC for $750 and thought that was a deal. Great price on a GREAT cam!
     
  3. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    HV20 vs HG10

    I saw an HV20 at BestBuy this weekend. I heard rave reviews about the video quality of the HV20 but was a bit dissapointed in the physical build quality of the camera itself. But I am mostly concerned with the video quality.

    I then saw Canon's new HG10 and it looks a little more sturdy in build quality. So, my question is... how does the video quality compare between the two? HDV2 vs AVCHD? I really like the idea of a hard drive in the camera as opposed to the MiniDV tapes - though I admit I am a novice when it comes to video equipment and recording.

    So, would I be much more "awed" by the HV20 video over the HG10 video???
     
  4. rotlex macrumors 6502a

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    The HG10 is an excellent camcorder. IMO, probably the best HDD based cam out there. With that noted however, I returned one I had for a few days in favor of the HV20.

    Quality wise, they are very close, again, IMO, and Canon has done a GREAT job with AVCHD on the HG10. My problem however was long term storage. I still prefer the instant archive capability of tape. I also think HDV has an edge over AVCHD in terms of quality and editability. One thing that had initially led me towards a hard drive cam, was not having to capture to the comp in real time. Uh, frankly, with AVCHD, it was even a bit LONGER than real time due to the system having to decode the AVCHD data into an editable format. This also creates HUGE files, and again, I wound up returning to that long term storage thing. With tape, I have excellent quality, and immediate archive. I also have a way to watch home movies in full HD glory in my living room by simply connecting the cam to the TV without having the need for a currently VERY expensive blue ray or HD DVD recording system.

    Just my 2 cents, but as an "old timer" I think tape\mine dv\HDV still h as a LOT of life left in it. (And yeah, I'm a broken record, but the HV20 is an amazing camera)! :)
     

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