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havrefras
2010-05-23, 03:26 PM
Iīm looking to get a new camcorder soon, iīve been looking at Sony hdrcx115 and Panasonic HDC-TM60, they both seem nice.

Has anybody here used any of them, is there any sites where I can compare them, or does anybody have other suggestions in the same pricerange.

Thanks for any help, J.

AAR.oner
2010-05-23, 03:54 PM
you can compare the 2 here:
http://camcorder-test.slashcam.com/compare.html


doesn't look like camcorderinfo.com has reviewed either of those cams...thats the best site imo for comparing cams as they do fairly extensive testing

havrefras
2010-05-23, 04:22 PM
Thanks, thatīs a good place to start, the HDC-TM60 doesnīt have a mic.jack, how important is an ext.mic. with todays cameras? Is it even needed?

AAR.oner
2010-05-23, 04:41 PM
yes, most internal mics on consumer cams are pretty crappy, and are highly prone to clipping at high SPLs [which most concerts would be considered high- to extreme-SPLs]

according to that site, the Panasonic performs a bit better in low-light situations, however i have always preferred Sony cams to Panasonic or JVC for various reasons, as well as the fact they use Carl Zeiss lenses [some of the best]...

at quick glance [i didn't pour through all the specs closely], if i were choosing between those 2 cams i'd probly go with the Sony...just my .02

saltman
2010-05-24, 08:39 AM
I wouldn't buy either. You should consider a camera that doesn't compress on the fly and records to tape.

havrefras
2010-05-24, 10:45 AM
I wouldn't buy either. You should consider a camera that doesn't compress on the fly and records to tape.

Cool, you got any suggestions in that pricerange?

saltman
2010-05-24, 11:59 AM
Canon HV40, Canon HV30.

AAR.oner
2010-05-24, 12:00 PM
glad saltman brought that up, didn't even notice those weren't tape-based...so ter lookin in the $500-$600 range?

seems a lot of folks are really pleased with the Canon HV30s and 40s [i've never used one personally], but B&H has got a great deal on the HV40 right now:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/597424-REG/Canon_3686B001_VIXIA_HV40_High_Definition.html


also ya might look for a used Sony HDR-HC9 or similar

PEPPER
2010-05-26, 02:11 PM
Canon HV40, Canon HV30.



I own the hv30,nice cam and its a tape based cam too,which is better for me.Regarding clipping,ive not had that problem with the hv30 as you can increase/decrease the mic volume on the hv30 which might help a lot with that problem.Im still not sure about memory based cams,maybe im an old fart who does'nt want to move on,but thats just me.

sanpablobay
2010-05-27, 11:15 AM
but B&H has got a great deal on the HV40 right now:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/597424-REG/Canon_3686B001_VIXIA_HV40_High_Definition.html

damn, too bad i'm broke. i've been wanting to get an HV40 since it does 1080p which the HV30 doesn't do. oh well, by the time i have money, that will probably be the regular price anyways.

discord
2010-06-05, 01:05 AM
panasonic products are usually pretty high end, sony on the other hand makes alot of junk and some high end products