I just need a basic, & hopefully easy to use camcorder.
I've decided against an HD version, & also against a hard drive machine.
For reasons I won't bother mentioning here, I'd prefer a Panasonic model.
I own a Panasonic DMR-ES20 DVD home recorder.
I'm considering the following model:
Panasonic Palmcorder DVD Camcorder with 2.7" Widescreen LCD Monitor
Model: VDR-D230 $404.99
Like it says in this posts title, I'm a total newbie. I looked at all the specs, & features on the model, and I'm still not sure if this one will take "still" pictures. which is a feature I definitely want. If someone here would be nice enough to look over the features & let me know for sure, It would be greatly appreciated.
Next issue: Mini Dvd Versus Full DVD ?
Is there a clear cut advantage either way ?
Obviously, there would be "space" savings with Mini, but do they have the same
recording capacity ?
Last Question: Would I be able to edit & finalize the discs on my DMR-ES20 ?
I'll paste the specs/features below & also a direct link to the model.
Thanks In Advance !!
The MagicPix technology on this camcorder allows you to record images with vivid colors, even in dim lighting. One-touch navigation makes it easy to select recording and playback options.
32x optical/1000x digital zoom
2.7" widescreen LCD monitor with 123K pixels; color viewfinder
1/6" CCD image sensor with 680K total pixels for stunning detail and video clarity; 0.3-megapixel digital still images
MPEG-2 engine records differences in each frame to render fast, complex motions with precision
Pure Color Engine provides vivid images with bright colors
MagicPix function for full-color shooting in low-light conditions
Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes shake and vibration distortion
Built-in LED lights provide illumination for shooting in variable conditions
High-quality wide mode lets you capture images and video in 16:9 aspect ratio
Auto white balance controls with indoor, outdoor and manual presets to achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions
Stereo zoom microphone with wind noise reduction allows you to pinpoint selected audio to record
Stores video on 3" DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R and DL DVD-R media; stores photos up to 640 x 480 resolution on Secure Digital and Secure Digital High Capacity memory cards (media not included)
USB 2.0 (mini B) interface for fast, simple transfers to your PC for viewing or editing; S-video and A/V outputs let you watch videos on your television
Direct printing with any PictBridge-enabled printer, so you can connect your camcorder to a compatible printer and print photos without using your PC
Trilingual (English, Spanish and French) on-screen menu display
DVD-Movie AlbumSE 4.3 and DVDfunSTUDIO 2.5 software allow you to edit, play back and organize your videoshttp://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1166236105708