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Old Feb 21, 2008, 1:37 PM   #1
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Has anybody compared these two digital camcorders? Any comments?

Go HD is very attractive based on what I have read here. It is missing image stabilization (big minus for me as the jitter in the videos that I saw seemed to be high).

SDR-S150 is more than twice the price of Go HD. $180 from Costco for Go HD Vs $400 for SDR-S150 from BHVideo. However, it offers Image stabilization.

I am torn. Any experience that you can share will be much appreciated!

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Old Feb 22, 2008, 6:18 PM   #2
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Take into consideration the "rolling shutter" issues on the Aiptek CMOS models (and others) before deciding. Handheld shots with the CMOS sensor results in a wobbly, stretchy picture. You will not get this distortion with a CCD sensor. I own an A-HD (for use with an external camera via line input) and I would not use this camera for "important" videos due to this limitation. I would never pay more than $100 for any of the CMOS hybrids, they are not worth it IMHO.

"See the older post: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=92

And also this site with examples : http://dvxuser.com/jason/CMOS-CCD/

Here is a great example of the distortion: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcfa0086/dis...ne/097304.html

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Old Feb 23, 2008, 7:45 AM   #3
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thanks foxrider! i had not realized this issue. this is a critical one.
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Old Feb 23, 2008, 2:47 PM   #4
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Those videos show "extreme" examples of the effect, but it will be there to some degree on all the current CMOS models.
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