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#1 DimitriMill

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:11 AM

I want to buy a Canon HV20 .
I found some pretty cheap one on eBay but I'm scared of scams. Anyone bought there ?
I went to Circuit City and they don't have them, only the HV30 and that one is too expensive for me right now. 600 $ seem to be the lower price I've found.

Just want to be shure if it's safe
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#2 Andrew McCarrick

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 07:40 PM

I want to buy a Canon HV20 .
I found some pretty cheap one on eBay but I'm scared of scams. Anyone bought there ?
I went to Circuit City and they don't have them, only the HV30 and that one is too expensive for me right now. 600 $ seem to be the lower price I've found.

Just want to be shure if it's safe



You can get the HV30 at B&H Photo Video for $625.

http://www.bhphotovi..._Camcorder.html
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 09:31 PM

I highly recommend BH.
Also Derek, you must change your name to your full first and last to post on here. This can be done under "my controls" on the upper right, and then "change display name" 1/2 of the way down on the left.
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#4 DimitriMill

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:32 AM

Alright,

BH have a good price, it interest me, they have the " don't pay for 90 days " offer that would help me.

I read some poeple saying they prefered the HV20 over the HV30

I saw the HV30 at Circuit City and it looked quite nice.

So eBay might be risky you think ?

Anyways, I really can't wait to have it in my hands and explore with it and possibly make a short with it.

Thanks ;)
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#5 Andrew McCarrick

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:27 PM

Alright,

BH have a good price, it interest me, they have the " don't pay for 90 days " offer that would help me.

I read some poeple saying they prefered the HV20 over the HV30

I saw the HV30 at Circuit City and it looked quite nice.

So eBay might be risky you think ?

Anyways, I really can't wait to have it in my hands and explore with it and possibly make a short with it.

Thanks ;)

Here you go, the specs. for both cameras:

HV20 ($595):
http://www.bhphotovi...#specifications


HV30 ($625):
http://www.bhphotovi...#specifications

I'd stay away from EBay.

The only difference between the two I believe is the sensor... newer sensor in the HV30, and it's a different color. It's basically if you already have the HV20, there's no need to dump it for the HV30... but if you're buying a new one for the first time the HV30 is a better buy.

I'm buying the HV30 for a crash cam for my feature.

The only thing about that 'no payments for 90 days' thing is, it most likely will charge you interest for it. So I'd check the interest rate on that first.

Edited by Andrew McCarrick, 09 November 2008 - 01:32 PM.

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