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mountainman  (A License)

Jul 8, 2001, 2:11 PM
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Hey all!!

I am looking for a digi camcorder that I can use to video. Granted, I probably won't be jumping a camera until next year or the year after, but I would like something nice now to use around the house/vacations that would also be something good for a helmet.

I am liking the PC5 because it's small, lots of features, and has a special case made for it to be mounted on the helmet.

My question: what camera would you recommend for buying now and would be good to use when the time comes to jump it? I also want something that is compatable with a fish-eye lens.

Thanks!!!

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pyke  (D 26387)

Jul 8, 2001, 4:33 PM
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mm, I think you will find that there are about 4-6 styles and brands of cameras that can be used for video and will compatible for fish eyes.

I asked this question earlier...in a round about way (see, Sony or JVC thread)...and I didn't get a good response. Good luck with yours though...I will keep looking to see what people say.

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Jul 8, 2001, 11:31 PM
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If you hold out for a bit the newer models will be out and they are smaller, lighter, have more goodies and will be cheaper. The PC-5 is a little out dated by current Sony specs. The PC-9 is the new replacement {I think). You might want to post on rec.photo(somethingorother) and ask what type of DV camera would handle G force shocks up to a few G's and has your list of desired functions on it. I like the PC-110 or 100.

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robellis  (C License)

Jul 10, 2001, 10:22 AM
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I'm from the UK, and I jump the PC9.

Much smaller than the PC110, and a damn sight cheaper as well. It also has USB port so I don't need to buy a firewire card for my computer, or the cable. Using the memory stick, I can transfer a 60-second MPEG video direct to my hard disk without having to use any video editing software, whch is nice for easy integration into a website.

I have a Kenko 0.42 lens and a step up ring to change from .30 diameter to .37. which seems to work just fine.

Rob
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mountainman  (A License)

Jul 10, 2001, 10:58 PM
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I have wierd spasms in my right hand
So do I, but only if I'm checking out an "adult website".Smile MUHAHAHA!!! j/k

Thanks for the info man! That sounds like a pretty sweet set-up!

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Viking  (B 30397)

Jul 11, 2001, 1:00 PM
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your wife not giving you yours or somthing??? Wink

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SkyFrog  (D 26694)

Jul 12, 2001, 10:20 AM
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I have a GR DVM50U there is not a lot of bells and wissles,
but it leaves little for me to mess up. It even makes
good videos to......




mountainman  (A License)

Jul 15, 2001, 8:30 PM
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your wife not giving you yours or somthing???
HAHA!! Dream on, man!

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