Why pay for new when you can get a
used previously owned Canon HD Cam? These Canon HV20 high-definition camcorders are refurbished units, and they were available from Vann's for just $449.77. Compare that to their new price: $999.
These refurbished units came with a one-year warranty on parts and labor. Worried about a refurbished piece of equipment? I'm typing this on a laptop that I bought, refurbished nine years ago. There you go.
Here's more info on the camera.
1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor, Superrange optical image stabilization, instant autofocus, 24p cinema mode, built-in electronic lens cover, simultaneous still shooting and still capture from tape, built-in flash, focus assist, widescreen LCD and more.
See the complete specs on Canon's page.
Recording to MiniDV, with a 10x optical zoom and 2.96-megapixel image, the cameras are refurbished by Canon. Problem is, they're all sold out. Yup. You snooze, you lose. But, if Vann's had them, odds are that someone else will. Start searching. —Leslie Shapiro
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