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Okay so I want to pick up a camera, largely for filming video, thing is regular cameras have been catching up a lot and my knowledge of modern camcorders has went out the window.

So is it worth getting the camcorder still?

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I just bought a HD camcorder made 10 years ago.  It cost $999 in 2010 https://www.cnet.com/reviews/pansonic-hdc-700-review/

I won the ebay auction for it for $154 today.    

 

Why did I get this and not a new camera at a similar price?  Well the cheapest Panasonic HD camcorder you can get on BestBuy appear to be weaker in specs than a top camera of a decade ago.  

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/panasonic-hc-v770-hd-flash-memory-camcorder-black/5177077.p?skuId=5177077

 

https://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/HDC-TM700K.html

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17 minutes ago, The Mother Fucker said:

I just bought a HD camcorder made 10 years ago.  It cost $999 in 2010 https://www.cnet.com/reviews/pansonic-hdc-700-review/

I won the ebay auction for it for $154 today.    

 

Why did I get this and not a new camera at a similar price?  Well the cheapest Panasonic HD camcorder you can get on BestBuy appear to be weaker in specs than a top camera of a decade ago.  

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/panasonic-hc-v770-hd-flash-memory-camcorder-black/5177077.p?skuId=5177077

 

https://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/HDC-TM700K.html

I fucking hate you.

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51 minutes ago, The Mother Fucker said:

I just bought a HD camcorder made 10 years ago.  It cost $999 in 2010 https://www.cnet.com/reviews/pansonic-hdc-700-review/

I won the ebay auction for it for $154 today.    

 

Why did I get this and not a new camera at a similar price?  Well the cheapest Panasonic HD camcorder you can get on BestBuy appear to be weaker in specs than a top camera of a decade ago.  

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/panasonic-hc-v770-hd-flash-memory-camcorder-black/5177077.p?skuId=5177077

 

https://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/HDC-TM700K.html

That cheaper newer camera will handle noise, compression better and it probably uses a better codec. 

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On 2020-05-22 at 10:46 PM, The Mother Fucker said:

I just bought a HD camcorder made 10 years ago.  It cost $999 in 2010 https://www.cnet.com/reviews/pansonic-hdc-700-review/

I won the ebay auction for it for $154 today.    

 

Why did I get this and not a new camera at a similar price?  Well the cheapest Panasonic HD camcorder you can get on BestBuy appear to be weaker in specs than a top camera of a decade ago.  

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/panasonic-hc-v770-hd-flash-memory-camcorder-black/5177077.p?skuId=5177077

 

https://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/HDC-TM700K.html

so how did it turn out?

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15 hours ago, Liquid said:

so how did it turn out?

It turned out good. I got the HD cam last Sat and it's nice. I only recorded a little bit on it.  I would upload it to show but I don't have Internet atm and just tethering off my mobile.  

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