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    Hello !

    I cannot decide which model of camcorder to choose, so I am asking you here for your advices, what you think it would be best.
    These are all low cost camcorders, which cost the same around 200 EUR +/- 20 EUR. I would like to backup the camcorder tapes later on a computer that runs Linux/Debian.

    The specifications are:

    1.
    Samsung VP-D371
    http://www.samsung.com/me/products/camcorder/dvcam/vp_d371wi.asp

    MiniDV
    CCD sensor
    800.000 pixels
    34x optical/1200x digital zoom
    16:9

    2.
    JVC GR-DA20
    http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/16518/jvc-gr-da20/

    MiniDV
    CCD sensor
    800.000 pixels
    34x optical/800x digital zoom
    16:9

    3.
    JVC GR-DF425EG
    http://camcorder.jvc.com/index.jsp

    MiniDV
    CCD sensor
    800.000 pixels
    15x optical/700x digital zoom

    4.
    Panasonic NV-GS21
    http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/news/articles/story_2809.html

    MiniDV
    800.000 pixels
    24x optical/800x digital zoom
    SD slot, USB

    5.
    SONY DCR-PC106E
    www.sony.com

    MiniDV
    CCD sensor
    800.000 pixels
    10x optical/120x digital zoom
    USB

    Thank you for your answers !
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  2. Member edDV's Avatar
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    Those are all similar low end basic MiniDV camcorders. What are you asking?

    You can get reviews of each cam by Google search.

    From the specs offered, ignor "digital zoom". Optical zoom is important. For optical zoom the important end of the zoom is the wide end. Who needs tunnel vision in a camcorder.
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  3. You might want to search google for MiniDV to Linux

    Plus you can take a look at dvgrab or Kino
    tgpo famous MAC commercial, You be the judge?
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    DV is an established standard. There is no difference between camcorders as regards the OS in the computer. Buy the best camcorder on its own merits.
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