Camcorder Recommendation Needed

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Gator24765, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2009
    Hello guys. I know there are a lot of threads like this already but I didn't want to hijack anyone elses thread.

    So a little background. I am a recent college graduate now attending grad school. I am a communications student with a concentration in production. I currently have a Canon HF20 consumer HD camcorder. The thing I don't like about it is that it is small and doesn't have the pro hook-ups. I am looking for a more professional camcorder to beef up my resume. I shoot sports games and cut highlights and would like to make a few short pieces (short documentary type projects) just for my portfolio. Just looking for a solid entry level professional camcorder.

    My price range is around 1,500. I am looking for something similar to a Canon XA10.
  2. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2007
    yea me too for work
    im using a tm700k panasonic so far its ok for shooting but prefer something more pro ish
  3. musique macrumors regular


    Apr 10, 2009
    This newer link has some recommendations:

    You might also add:

    • HVRHD1000U (Shoulder mount)
    • HXRMC50U
    • HDR-FX7

    • AG-HMC40
    • AG-HMC150

    You might also check some of the other forums dedicated to people producing pro and semi-pro video (,,, et al.). Good luck.

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