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Old Jun 20, 2007, 12:58 PM   #11
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oxboxx, how do you figure that,do you haveexperience with DVD camcorders? I've seen the quality produced from some consumer DVD camcorders and it's not very good when viewed on a PC, lots of macroblocking.And the specs onthat Sony are not very high.From what I've seen,most DV camcorders produce better quality video than DVD camcorders.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 1:24 PM   #12
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I am pretty sure CG65 will have better picture quality.
I compared the videos from mine with the clips guys put up in this forum.
Also, The SONY dvd108(this is a entry level dvd camcorder)
have a CCD of size 1/6 inch where as the sanyo has 1/2.5 inch CCD.
This itself will make a big difference. In my opinion.

Caelum -> did you find the case I put up above anywhere for sale.


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Old Jun 20, 2007, 1:29 PM   #13
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I am pretty sure CG65 will have better picture quality.
I compared the videos from mine with the clips guys put up in this forum.
Also, The SONY dvd108(this is a entry level dvd camcorder)
have a CCD of size 1/6 inch where as the sanyo has 1/2.5 inch CCD.
This itself will make a big difference. In my opinion.

Caelum -> did you find the case I put up above anywhere for sale ?

Thanks again to all the guys taking time to help me out.

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Old Jun 20, 2007, 4:16 PM   #14
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I bought mine from digitalrev and I got a case and a spare battery. The case is really good, padded and small with a pocket for the spare battery or whatever. I'm sure you can pick up a case on ebay though fairly handy
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 9:10 PM   #15
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My brother has the Sony DVD408, and my brother-in-law has the Sony DVD308. The video from both of those, set at the highest quality, easily beats the CG65. I haven't seen video from the 108, but with only 340K effective pixels on a 1/6 chip, the video must look pretty bad. Caelum, correct, since DV offers a lower compression ratio, it does look better than most DVD camcorders.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 11:10 PM   #16
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questions..questions..
The more I read this forum, the more questions I am getting.
Now that I know how nice you guys are .....

Now my dilemma is to go for CG6 or CG65 ? .

1.Amazon is selling CG6 for 300 CG65 for 380.
Is the CG65 really worth 80 dollars more ? (apart from the smaller file size)

2.After reading extensively here,
I came to the conclusion that burning DVDs from CG6 is easier than CG65.
Am I correct ? This is a very important feature for me.

Thanks in advance.

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Old Jun 21, 2007, 6:07 AM   #17
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Well I have the CG65 and I bought it for the H264, I think the quality is better but thats my opinion. Its up to the individual, the only thing is the focus searching on the CG65 is not as good as the CG6 as discussed in this forum. In order to convert to DVD you have to encode the files be they from the CG6 or the CG65, but H264 is not compatible with most editing software. Its up to you at the end of the day....

You could wait for the C7 ot CG7 or whatever they will call the next rev
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Old Jun 21, 2007, 10:14 AM   #18
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Just another opinion, Walmart has the CG6 in the stores for $298 and they have an excellent return policy if you don't like it. I sure don't work for them In the samples I've seen, wether the CG65 is better is debatable, and even if you do get marginally better quality from it some times the focus hunting means that your videos aren't so great. I'd say that the advantages of the cameras are...

CG65:
*Better quality in good light? Maybe?
*"FIle format of the future" Maybe?

CG6:
*Less expensive
Almost all editing programs work with the files right out of the box, esp. Sony Vegas; just look at the posts on here about working with the CG65 files.
*Less auto focus noise (maybe?)
*Less focus hunting in low light
*Better less noisy video in low light.

Just one person's opinions.




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Old Jun 21, 2007, 2:36 PM   #19
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The CG65 has better video and sound quality, that's about it, is it worth the price difference? That's up to you. But I understand judging cameras from justa few samples is difficult. I've been comparing my C6 (same video and audio technology as the CG6) with the CG65, and I have no doubt the CG65 is better.

I don't agree with brachiopod about editing programs, although this is changing, many stilldo not support MP4 files, be it MPEG-4 SP or AVC video. New usershave issues initially dealing withMP4 files, then when they have the right tools and/or codecs in place, all is well. This forum goes way back with people trying tofigure out how best to handle MP4 files. My experience has not been any different between dealing with my C6 and CG65 MP4 files. I also question his conclusions about focus noise, hunting and noisy video, I could be wrong, buthis opinion may only be based on blindsight's comparison post.
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Thanks guys. I bite the bullet and bought a CG6 at walmart.

I just have one problem that I am unable to solve.

Indoors even with bright light, I am getting lot of noise.
I am trying AUTO ISO with Lampmode.

I see caelum's clips and I hardly see any noise withe hardly any light.

Can you help me with the settings to reduce the noise ?

thanks.

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