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dub mon Aug 11, 2006 1:32 PM

I purchased the Sanyo VPC-HD1 and was very disappointed with it's low light performance. I have since sold the unit.

So, I'm now looking for a decent camcorder (not HD) that shoots well under low light conditions. I would consider MiniDV, Hard Drive or Digital 8 types of camcorders.

I'm looking for a camcorder in the $400 to $700 price range.

Any recommendations?

thx in advance!

ssiu Aug 11, 2006 4:38 PM

(Fixed the link.) I suggest you check out some camcorder sites ... For example, go to and search for camcorders with Low Light Performance rating greater than 7, and check out the reviews on the models that fit your price range.

Techi-Tone Aug 14, 2006 8:40 AM

hi - I am also looking for a good low light hybrid still's / camcorder but the above link to camcorder info is not working. Do you know of any other links please.Thanks. TT

kenbalbari Aug 14, 2006 5:33 PM

Try this site:

Check the "all Reviews" link. They have a "reviewing the reviewers" section that lists pretty much every major website that has reviews for a product. The list for digital cameras for instance has,, and this site as the top 4.

A very usefull site for any product research.

ssiu Aug 14, 2006 7:46 PM

Sorry ...

vwmom Aug 15, 2006 11:37 PM

I got the Sony HC96.. you'll find some of my reviews of it on many sites.. This camera does exceptionally well in low light.

vwmom Aug 15, 2006 11:37 PM


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