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I am thinking of buying a mini dv camcorder for my vacation in florida next week, just curious if anyone has any suggestions for one around $300. Does anyone have a Canon ZR-800 series or JVC GRD-750 or 770? Do any of these camcorders have issues with the firewire on a MacBook Pro C2D 2.16.
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This is the camera that I've recommended to two other posters. I've had experience with it in my television production class and my mom owns one as well. They're good for family use and its a pretty good camera for the money.
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Stick with a Sony. Even a cheap HC-26 or 28. Canon and JVC have problems handling low light situations and the picture gets very grainy.

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Thats a pretty generic statement. The Elura 100 works pretty decent in low light settings. I have first hand experience with it.

Let me say this: Brand names don't dictate quality.

I can't speak for all Canon products, but the ones I have worked with (GL2, Elura 100, I can't remember that last one but it was an older Elura model) worked well for their intended users.
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i have a jvc gr-290d videocam for sale pm me if interested
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