Getting a new camcorder....

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by GeekOFComedy, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

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    Hello. Since X-mas is coming I was originally thinking of getting a MacBook Pro 13" But decided i'd wait for my 17" to die in may 2011 so I'm thinking of getting a HD Camcorder. The budget obviously is €850 or $1000 etc. I'd love a camera that does extremely well in low light. Have audio input to plug in a external mic and prehaps being able to mount an external mic on top of the camera i.e shotgun.
     
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  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    The Sony XR500V (120GB HD) and XR520V (240GB HD) are pretty nice and can be had for about 1K.
     
  4. anthemus macrumors regular

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    Don't forget DSLR's. Here's a nice DSLR that captures HD video as well. Typically DSLR's have the ability to capture video in low-light with great results since you can crank there ISO's. Plus you'll have lens options and a great still camera.

    Here's something in your budget:

    Pentax K-x
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...01_Pentax_K_x_Digital_SLR.html#specifications

    Review for Pentax K-x
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0909/09091702pentaxkxhandson.asp

    Panasonic Lumix G1
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...c_DMC_G1K_Lumix_DMC_G1_SLR_Style_Digital.html

    Review for the Panasonic G1
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmcg1/

    Here's some sites that are a good resource for DSLR's with HD Video.
    http://philipbloom.co.uk/video-dslrs/
    http://provideocoalition.com/
    http://exposureroom.com/
     
  5. GeekOFComedy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I think I'll want for my canon DSLR XSI to die then I might get a Canon T1i or something like that
     

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