when do camcorders tend to get updated?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by thumb, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. thumb macrumors 6502

    May 8, 2005
    Hi all,

    Subject pretty much says it all. Is there a time or conference when many of these get refreshed?

    I am buying before the arrival of first child, but I have until april for that.

    I am thinking of the Canon elura 100, the gs300, or the gs500, unless something extraordinary happens in the realm of hdv.

  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    i think this is really an individual manufacturer thing. it's probably not a standard thing.

    my 2 cents: buy a camera at a great price at christmas...film before the baby...film your wife's belly growth (if she'll allow it..some women don't, which is understandable). film the preparation of the baby room... and overall, you'll be come familiar with how to use it so you're not fumbling beforehand.

    i did all of this and it's neat to look back.

    best of luck,
  3. Dave the Great macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2004
    Usually, they announce the new cams at CES in January. They then are released to the stores a month or two after - sometimes, it's earlier or later, but it is usually is in this time frame.

    The gs500 is better camera than the gs300, but I think right now the gs300 is a better deal than the gs500. The gs300 is ~ $400, while the 500 is almost twice the price at ~ $700.

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