Sunday, June 29, 2008

@#!$%^~! Camcorder

Let's just say our camcorder isn't getting any warm fuzzies from Pete and I lately. When we tried to play back some of our movies, it CRUNCHED up the tapes, making it impossible to play or even rewind. Mickey's end of school play where he's staring into space could be lost forever!

So we could be in the market for a new camcorder pretty soon. I'm a little stupified by all the choices out there. Does anyone have any tips on buying one? We probably don't want something fancy but I don't want to have to buy a new one in a year. And I'm confused on the recording devices: some of them use mini-CDs or something? Our current recorder uses those little fat cassettes that we have to insert into (horrors!) a VHS tape in order to play on our TV.

Pleeease, isn't there a better way? What kind of camcorder do you have? Would you buy it again? What do you like or not like about it? I know someone out there can enlighten me!


Anonymous said...

We own a mini DV camcorder. It's digital, but there are still tiny tapes which you use to record, or re-record, but you upload the video to your computer using something similar to a USB port. We've liked ours, it's about 3 years old though, but we plan to use it until it dies

Anonymous said...

Look in Consumer Reports. If you don't have a copy, go to the library for Consumer Reports info, or go on line. They are so informative and compare models. Their advice is good and sometimes, surprising. mamma

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

Sorry Sister-Friend, hate our too. Don't ever use it. I make little short videos of the Crumbs with my camera, but that's it.
Happy Monday!