Panasonic PV-GS400 vs. Sony DCRTRV950 or HC1000 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 7th, 2004, 12:31 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 30
Panasonic PV-GS400 vs. Sony DCRTRV950 or HC1000

I plan to do some filming in a very rural area of India late next month and hope to be able to put some of it on TV. For it, I have been reading everything I can find on mini DV camcorders. The Panasonic PV-GS400 and the Sony DCRTRV950 (if I can find one under $1,000) are the two that seem best within my budget. I was thinking fo the HC1000, but the reivews have been mixed. What do you think? I would appreciate any thoughts by you knowledgeable folks out there.

Thanx much,
Ramdas
__________________
rd
Ramdas Lamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2004, 12:41 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Posts: 745
Either the GS400 or the 950 would be fine. Can you get the GS400 for under a grand? I thought it was a bit more than that.
__________________
Breakthrough In Grey Room

Shawn Mielke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2004, 02:46 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 30
Shawn, thanx for the reply. I have seen the GS400 at several online stores for under $1,000. One even had it for $799, but it did not seem very dependable.

thanx again, rd
__________________
rd
Ramdas Lamb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2004, 08:54 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Bjelovar, Croatia
Posts: 153
Watch out from scam online stores. Some search in this site can save lots of money.
__________________
XM2
Sony DXC637P BetaSP
Darko Flajpan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2004, 06:11 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Posts: 745
Right. Stick with authorized dealers. You will pay more, and you will take no chances in being ripped off. I think it's a fine trade-off, myself. Supporting our sponsors is also good!
__________________
Breakthrough In Grey Room

Shawn Mielke is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:49 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network