Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by El_Mayo, Aug 23, 2011.
Budget's under £200, and I'm looking for at least 720p, preferably 1080
Anyone got any suggestions?
You can find 1080p camcorders for cheap, but they will have little or no optical zoom.
It depends on what you want to use the cam for. If it's just filming close-up or in small rooms then that will be ok.
I can say so because I happen to own 2 1080p cams -- A Canon Legria HF R16 with 20x zoom and a cam we bought from Lidl. Close-up, the picture quality is quite similar (Canon has better IQ and stability) however with the Lidl cam I can zoom only if I choose resolution of 720p or lower (the lower the res the higher the zoom - using 1080p there is no zoom available), whereas the Canon I can zoom 20x optical and still keep my 1080p
I'm gonna be filming all sorts of stuff probably, I don't know exactly what yet
I want to start making videos so I'll have something to go in my portfolio for uni and stuff >
I'll want a bit of zoom though XD
Is sound quality important? Do you want to jack a pro or directional mic? Will you want to self-video, tripod, or greenscreen? Will you want to swap SD cards without moving a battery, or might you need direct USB transfer? IMO 1080 isnt important but low-light capability and mic jack are. You will need to "up" your budget.
I've never had a video camera before, so I don't really wanna jump in and spend LOADS, so I don't think pro or directional mics are gonna be important
I have a tripod, and I doubt I'm gonna wanna use a green screen
I have this one and it shoots at 1080p/60 frames per sec. The picture quality is great but it doesn't have a optical stabilizer just digital. That is the only thing I don't like about it.
Review for it. http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Sanyo-Xacti-VPC-HD2000-Camcorder-Review-36280.htm
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