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Old    Mike Souza (ridn9high)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-08-2004, 8:58 AM Reply   
I looking for a decent video camera for under $1000. It would be used mostly for wakeboarding.

If you could pick any camera for under a grand what would you get and why?
Thanks.
Old    Clete (domin8)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-10-2004, 10:11 PM Reply   
I decided the Canon Optura 20. Just could not justify anything more. I think I got all I wanted.
Old                04-10-2004, 10:20 PM Reply   
I have the Optura 10, and i love it. The only diferences between the 10 and 20 is that the 20 has a larger lcd screen, and a built in light, so it has a better night mode. The camera has manual focus which is nice for when autofocus is gettign confused. It also has sharper video and cleaner sound than other consumer mini dv cameras i've used. I highly reccoment the Canon Optura 10 or 20.
Old                04-11-2004, 10:11 AM Reply   
the optura is beautiful its got a coloer imaging somethin or rother that makes its image appear to be 3ccd for a grands its a steal
Old    Brett Brinkerhoff (brinks)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-11-2004, 4:38 PM Reply   
I would recomend the sony TRV 900. It is a 3 chip camera and you could probably pick one up for just a little under $1000 and maybe even $800 on ebay.
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-12-2004, 5:27 AM Reply   
I'll second Brinks on the TRV900, a camera I had for a long time (and sold for $200 less then I paid 2 years later!). There are many products out there that various companys just get "right" that somewhat withstand the advances in technology. I would consider the 900 to be in that class. Plus when you start editing and dump your work to DVD or compress it for the web you'll really see the benefits of a true 3ccd cam.

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