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Old Nov 18, 2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default Which is better? Jazz or MoviePix?

I am trying to decide between these two camcorders. One is the Jazz model which seems to be discussed a lot here. The other is MoviePix which is sold at Walmart. Here is a link to the details

Jazz 720P HD Digital Video Camera
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows...o%2BCamera.jsp


MoviePix MP5A4 HD 720P Digital Video Camcorder
http://walmart.ca/Canada-Electronic....yId=54&tabId=1

Which do you think the 'superior' camera? Basically I am looking for picture/sound/video quality. Ease of use, overall quality.

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Old Nov 18, 2009, 2:39 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard Jasonn.

The newer jazz I cannot comment on as it is no longer the same , the member, or others have said the video quality is not as great, the file has changed to .mov

theCompany is now called Emerson, that was out of business, and located in Parsipanny Nj USA again the doors are folding.
the other I cannot put my tongue on it, but the SVP model and goes by a few other names, not a owner. The screen is better bigeer. I am sure it will do just fine. I have no clips, youtube or vimeo.

the Sanyo Hd100 is another one at Wallyworld.

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Welcome aboard Jasonn.

The newer jazz I cannot comment on as it is no longer the same , the member, or others have said the video quality is not as great, the file has changed to .mov

theCompany is now called Emerson, that was out of business, and located in Parsipanny Nj USA again the doors are folding.
the other I cannot put my tongue on it, but the SVP model and goes by a few other names, not a owner. The screen is better bigeer. I am sure it will do just fine. I have no clips, youtube or vimeo.

the Sanyo Hd100 is another one at Wallyworld.

Let some members pop in and respond.

let us know what your choice will be.

Happy filming
Thanks. Yes, one of things i didn;t like about the jazz is that it puts out .mov files. I'll have to check out the sanyo too.
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Thanks. Yes, one of things i didn;t like about the jazz is that it puts out .mov files. I'll have to check out the sanyo too.
the Older jazzs toss AVI. but will have h264 codecs


all hybrids, or most will do .mov, and mp4
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the Older jazzs toss AVI. but will have h264 codecs


all hybrids, or most will do .mov, and mp4
Right, i found this one. it says it puts out avi files but its not hd

http://walmart.ca/Canada-Electronic....yId=54&tabId=1
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anyone else have any thoughts?
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 8:47 PM   #7
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I have the MoviePix DV-80 and it's not too bad. It doesn't do HD video but rather [email protected] in AVI as you mentioned. The sound reproduction isn't the best but for what I paid ($49.99 at Zellers) it's a nice little SD camera.

What sold me on it , besides the price, was the 2" swivel screen. My old Aiptek IS-DV2 only has a 1.5" flipout LCD. Also I like being able to use either AA or AAA batteries as they are available pretty much everywhere you take the camera.

The nice thing about buying it a Wallyworld is there return policy, so nothing ventured nothing gained. To bad the big box stores up here don't carry the amount of brands that their US counterparts do.

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