Hi, first time poster, long time lurker.
Thanks to the help from this forum, I've managed to transfer almost all my miniDV tapes to my computer using a firewire card and the straightforward WinDV program.
Unfortunately, with just a few tapes to go, my camcorder (Canon Elura 100) died. I've been looking to replace it with a used one from ebay to transfer over the remaining tapes, but they run pretty expensive.
Would a cheaper camcorder such as the canon zr850, canon zr40, or JVC GR-D72 allow me transfer over the tapes without a loss of resolution? In general, does the quality of the camcorder matter (strictly in terms of transferring miniDV to digital without loss of quality) as long as it reads miniDV tapes and has firewire out?