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Great Little RCA Small Wonder HD Camcorder!,
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I been through a Ton of Video Cameras the past year now and my Uncle who is a Huge Video camera enthusiast had ran across this wonderful little RCA camcorder last week...First off I would like to mention...Its Point and Shoot so even a kid can use it..it does have a small menu to switch up some settings but not too much to be complicated or anything...and It feels fragile...and it has No Image Stabilization which for this specific camcorder does not matter...Keep it on a tripod or hold it steady and your good!
The Little LED light on the front only shines 2 feet in front of you..So grab a Flash light and use it instead in Pitch black..Im just being Honest here...
Also..the record Button is directly on the back of the camcorder so it wil be easily pushed IF your not carful but I have never pushed it yet accidentally...so its OK where it is...Easy to reach Zoom button...and The Camera only does 5MPs...the other resolutions are Interpolated to 12MPs...so you only get True 5MP Pictures from this camcorder!
But It has some of the BEST video quality all around..I recently bought the JVC Everio GZ-HD620 and it was NOT a good video camera for what its was worth. I ended up selling it 2 weeks after i used it and continued searching for another Video camera that was all away around better for all types of situations...This Camera is Great In Low Light..The color stays in the video and doesnt wash out like it does on all High Definiton Video camcorders (Except this one)...Out doors the video is PERFECT!..I cant express that enough...No jerkiness at all on your computer with videos taken indoors or outdoors....One Great thing is You can go upto a 32GB class 6 sdhc card with no problems and if you fill one up then just switch it out for another..Simple!...That gives you 10 hours of HD video (1440x1080) on a 32gb card ..Plenty of Time for anything you may want to take videos of...Plenty!
This camcorder does create you videos in .MOV files...Not a Problem at all... .MOV files work with anything on your PC, DVD player, Tivo and much more...and you can Burn your videos to a DVD and just simply play them in HD too and they work Perfect....Like I said ..This is one of the best HD digital camcorders out there right now...Battery Life is Fair (3 to 4 hours)...Pick up a spare battery if you wish...and The Top HD resolution is in 1440x1080 and the second best is 1280x720 so that is Perfect resolution for Videos for anything...and that means your PC will play them fine and your Tivo will play them fine and your DVD player will play them fine as well when burned to a DVD...
Buy this Camcorder..The color is Great and doesnt wash out and it has easy to use Video files like .MOV files and it uses upto 32GBs sdhc cards which you can swap out for another easily...plus much much more...and windows users can simply Install the software that comes IN the camcorder itsself and work with your videos that way....Also easy to upload to youtube and Facebook...and much more!
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Initial post: Jul 16, 2011 11:27:05 PM PDT
Huy K. Nguyen says:
Thank you for the indepth review. Out of curiosity, if the camera was so great, why did you only give it 4 out of 5 stars? Thanks.
Posted on Feb 8, 2013 1:36:37 PM PST
L. Dennison says:
Kudos...that was a steller review...you covered everything good and bad...very helpful since I don't have money to burn but I am losing so much family time with my old school 8mm camcorder...they need to invent a device that converts 8mm to digital that is AFFORDABLE...anyway...I usually don't comment on a review but you hit it 1000% and it was exactly the review i was hoping for...you should get a bonus from them since I'm going to buy it.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 1:37:22 PM PST
L. Dennison says:
I'm guessing because nothing is "perfect"...lol
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