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Re: Camcorders - opinions and facts
<font face="COmic Sans MS">I have a Sony DCR-TRV130... This is their bottom end 8mm digital (digital 8) camcorder, it has the night shot night vision stuff (it's built in IR illuminator works on in a standard size room area but outside it lacks a bit, but you can procure an external IR illuminator to get out to about 100 yds I believe... It is digital and therefore has a firewire connector and can edit it in the computer...
I like it, but if I were going to buy a new one today it would be at least 1mega pixel... This one does 640x480 pretty well... It looks good for on computer and on TV use if you don't need anything bigger than that...
Get the most optical zoom you can and try to make sure it has threads you can use to attach other lenses and filters with... Just completely ignore digital zoom, because it is essentailly just crap and will simply end up with all your imagery pixellated if you use digital zoom much... </font>