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post #1 of 5 Old 04-28-2007, 11:26 AM - Thread Starter
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Wow, this camera is great! I read that the build quality was not so good, but I disagree. I don't think the build quality of this camera seems any worse than the Sony cams. They both are semi-cheap feeling, but then camcorders all seem to be this way. The PQ is outstanding, though!
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I think some people just relate metal parts with quality. All plastic isn't really a problem. I do think the Sony models feel slightly more solid, but no big deal.

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Wow, this camera is great! I read that the build quality was not so good, but I disagree. I don't think the build quality of this camera seems any worse than the Sony cams. They both are semi-cheap feeling, but then camcorders all seem to be this way. The PQ is outstanding, though!


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Yeah, I don't get it. A thin slice of sheet metal with a faux brushed aluminum appearance does not equal quality.
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Congratulations on your new camcorder.
Quality to me is how the mechanisms feel as they are operating; the tape door for instance and the feel of the cam as it loads the tape. My old Sony DV cam has been dropped on the pavement when my tripod blew over , been rained on, snowed on, and baked in the sun (although I try to avoid that). I'm hoping the the HV20 will be just as forgiving and rugged. I think rugged is the word I would be concerned with, in addition to the word quality.

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Wow, this camera is great! I read that the build quality was not so good, but I disagree. I don't think the build quality of this camera seems any worse than the Sony cams. They both are semi-cheap feeling, but then camcorders all seem to be this way. The PQ is outstanding, though!

The impetus for this came primarily from one poster who just couldn't help but talk about 'cheap plastic' in almost every post he made. Most owners realize that the 'feel' is not indicative of the 'quality'. For me it's the inner quality that's far more important than anything superficial.
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