Best Budget DV Camcorder? (About $500)

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I'm looking to purchase a DV Camcorder, as of right now, I have limited it down to a few choices:

(Prices from

Canon Optura 10 ($429)

Canon Optura 20 ($499)

Panasonic PV-GS70 ($575)

I was wondering whether anyone could give suggestions (to other models as well). To give some general information, I would like to use the camcorder to film a few small movies that I had in mind. The PV-GS70 has 3 CCD's however from what I've read, it has mediocre low light capture so I'm rather ambivalent about the whole deal. The three CCD's are a pretty attractive feature from what limited knowledge I know (better color, sharper picture).


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    I got rid of a Panasonic camcorder a year ago, specifically because its low-light performance was atrocious.
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