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Old March 13th, 2005, 03:10 AM   #1
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GS120 down to $499 at Circuit City now

Just wanted to pass it along.
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Old March 13th, 2005, 04:02 AM   #2
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What's the price of the GS200 these days? My wife fell in love with that one quite some time ago but---well, you know me. I'd rather spend money on myself. ;*)
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Old March 13th, 2005, 05:23 AM   #3
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Don't know about the 200 but I think I saw the
120 for sale at Best Buy just a month ago
for $700.
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Old March 21st, 2005, 09:34 AM   #4
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GS120 a good camera? Looking for a decent 3ccd small cam (with good manual)...
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Old March 21st, 2005, 01:06 PM   #5
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<<<-- Originally posted by Patrick Jenkins : GS120 a good camera? Looking for a decent 3ccd small cam (with good manual)... -->>>

GS400 is good. 8 )
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Old March 21st, 2005, 03:06 PM   #6
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I wish I'd waited...

I paid $599 for my GS120 on December 21.

I like the camera for run n' gun personal use. It's about 30 percent smaller than my old PV-DV100 single-chip from 2001. Much lighter too, which means I bring it with me more often. (I don't like to miss a thing with my 2-year-old daughter!)

I recently used the GS120 to shoot B-roll footage of a concert. For a wide shot of the band, locked down on tripod in the back, it served it's purpose well. It has enough manual control to be tweaked, but the controls must be accessed through the menu (you have to open the LCD to access manual controls). While the band was soundchecking, I composed my shot (using auto focus), and then I flicked the AUTO/MANUAL switch to MANUAL and locked the focus. I then set white balance and exposure and everything was dandy. In AUTO mode, the camera tends to overexpose a bit and make the reds bloom in the LCD. I find using the viewfinder is the more reliable way to check the exposure.

For $499, this is probably the best consumer camcorder on the market. (3CCD color, full A/V in's and out's, MIC in, manual controls, respectable battery life, comfort, etc.)
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