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Good Low Light Quality mini HD Camcorder Recomendation

12-26-2010, 12:58 AM
can any1 vouch for a cam giving bright/decent videos/photos during night?
this is basically the list i'm narrowing down of used cams but dunno if gonna end up with 1 that makes dark videos like jvc picsio i had. Was gonna do compare youtube tests but somehow the picsio vids looked bright at night/twilight which mine sure didn't:

sony webbie mhs-pm1
Sony MHS-CM5 5X optical 20X digi, 5mp,
Sony bloggie
Samsung U20
Insignia NS-DCC5HB09
Creative Labs Vado
DXG 579V
Aiptek Hi-Speed HD 720P
Aiptek A-HD
Insignia 5MP HD Digital Camcorder
Gigaware HD Camcorder with Touchscreen
Sanyo VPC-HD100
Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10
Insignia NS-DV1080P
Insignia NS-DV720P
Samsung HMX-U10
SVP T-500 T500 5Xoptical
Kodak PlaySport Zx3 HD Waterproof 80$, 5mp, full hd, stabilizer
RCA Small Wonder EZ209HD

12-26-2010, 02:03 PM
the creative labs vado is bright i read, but not full hd or image stabilizer. anyone have one of the listed and it's BRIGHT and full HD with image stabilizer?thanks

12-27-2010, 08:23 PM
The Sony HDR-CX500v has an ultra HD clear bright night videos and it also has night vision as well. But, it cost like $1200.00 or more. My father in-law has one and I fell in love with it.

12-28-2010, 08:36 PM
nevermind on any more recomendations.

camcorders-only.com has been very helpful for brightness comparison/specs.

low 'lux' , image sensor chip size, and lens size(all the mini lens ones take dark vid/pics) are brightness factors.

I'm leaning towards a bigger-than-cigarette-sized-cam for the time being to get better light,lens cap, and zoom, and then sell it when/if they make something cigarette-pack-sized that performs like the larger cams of today.

12-30-2010, 06:52 PM
stupid human error on my part. I've had my monitor brightness and contrast to all the way down to zero for years-because it's easier on the eyes,kinda saves energy, and that's all one really needs it to be for internet browsing, unless video games and google earth for me but haven't played games in years and just forgot when looking at pictures that were so dark that the monitor was max minimum. Although peolpe are saying the small pocket sized camcorders all give dark quality because the lenses are so small. Just don't want to give the wrong info and discourage anyone from buying a pocket sized cams. Youtube reviews show they aren't all that dark unless it's night time of course.

12-31-2010, 06:40 PM
why are u posting so much hahaha, why not just not be cheap and buy a actuall decent camera. you wouldn't regret it.

01-06-2011, 05:11 PM
"why are u posting so much hahaha,"
i learned some stuff since my original post. If it weren't to late and the forum would have allowed it, I would have just edited the original post with the info that might be usefull to others or I would just deleted it.

" why not just not be cheap and buy a actuall decent camera. you wouldn't regret it." I'm being economical, not cheap. I don't want to be carrying around a larger-than-pocket-sized camera eventhough those seem to be the 'actual decent' ones.