looking for the right video camera

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cantthinkofone, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

    cantthinkofone

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    Id like to put my ibook to some use besides itunes and would like to do some video shooting and editing.

    I would like to get a camera that can shoot at least 720p in widescreen. Also i would like it to have 1394B if possible, or USB. I have looked on epinions.com, and cant find the right one i want. Im looking to spend around 500-800 for it. I plan to use iDVD HD or maybe Final Cut pro if i feel the need for it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but if your looking for a HD Camcorder, it's gonna cost about 2 grand for it...there's nothing really in the range of 500-800, you can get a great looking DV Camcorder like a Canon ZR-200 for like $350 or a Panasonic with 3CCD's (about $600) which has great image quality, but if your looking for HD camcorders there still not anywhere close to that price range...
     
  3. cantthinkofone thread starter macrumors 65816

    cantthinkofone

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    Well shows what i know. Aren't the sony HDV cams HD? I thought HD cameras were a lot more cheaper now.
     
  4. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    To get something that will shoot true 720+ line progressive scan HD you'll spend a lot right now, prices are fluctuating, but typically it'll be over a grand.

    Now, I'd assume that in coming month there will be more consumer-line type HD camcorders coming along, BUT you might be better served by getting a standard definition camera for the same price. When the HD cameras first come down to consumer level, the standard definition cameras of the same price range will have far superior components overall, as they're not compensating for the increased cost of the HD machinery.
     

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