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New Baby & Camcorder Question

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  1. beamer

    beamer Chimp

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    I'm going to become a dad at the end of the month and am wondering if kids do much in their first year to warrent a camcorder. The wife thinks that it will be pointless for the first year. I'm thinking about making some bike videos (of course in addition to recording the baby). So... do kids do much in the first year?
     
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  2. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Well, there is always when the baby is first born, eating baby food for the first time around 3 or 4 months. My advice is get one.
     
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  3. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    yup, lots of things you'd never imagine will be a big deal. def worthwhile to have, especially since they're getting so cheap.
     
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  4. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    I have been a dad now for a week and we had to buy a CC. We have been trying to catch the first smile. Before you know it he will be crawling and then walking. All that should happen in the first year.
     
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  5. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I have been a dad for 11 years now , still don't have one
     
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  6. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    www.bensbargains.net has some deals on Canon camcorders right now.

    There are better bargain sites out there (that do more deals or get 'em posted faster), but that one is about the cleanest, easiest to read, and doesn't get a ton of spam to filter through.
     
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  7. Ascentrek

    Ascentrek Monkey

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    Don't buy Sony; and pictures are usually what gets looked at the most. good luck!
     
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    luken8r Monkey

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    I dont understand the videotaping of child's first this or that.

    1) you would need to follow the kid around with the camera 24/7 to get the crap you crave
    2) how often would you watch the videos after the fact?
    3) family/friends really dont care when you hold screenings of Juniors first burp
     
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  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Videos should not *ever* be considered to be screened for other people. My wife and I take video for ourselves. 40 years from now we'll be glad we did, methinks.

    I wish I could see more video of when I was growing up. Sadly, my mum & dad didn't have a video camera except for a few years when my sis & I were little.
     
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  10. Ascentrek

    Ascentrek Monkey

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    "for" yourselves or "of" youselves?
     
  11. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Mind your own business!! ;) :sneaky:
     
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    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    i was able to get video of my son's first few minutes of life. it wasn't pretty, but it will be so cool to watch once he's older. i focus more on getting good pictures than shooting video though.
     
  13. justsomeguy

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    Buy Sony, they make some great video cameras.
     
  14. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    I would definitely think it's a worth-while purchase. We bought a Samsung Digital Sports Camcorder with 2" Color LCD and External Camcorder Module and plan on having a "baby cam" when she starts crawling :D
     
  15. SLAPSHOT

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    I highly recommend getting one, so much happens in the first year. My kids love to watch video of themselves when they were younger. I keep it on the kitchen counter and tape only so often when something funny is happening and only for a short time, so although I've been taping for a few years I have a very watchable amount of time.
     
  16. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Good point. My kids *love* watching video of themselves.............
     
  17. beamer

    beamer Chimp

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    Thanks monkies. :)