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Best camcorder for me?

by superfly85 / December 7, 2006 10:56 AM PST

Im looking at getting a camcorder.My budget is around 300 dollars.
My main use will be outdoor motorsports day and night.It will get general use aswell.
So low light quality is important to me.
Sound quality is important aswell BUT to a lesser extent than low light quality.
To be more specific Ill be taping Demolition Derbies(lots of cars on the track moving at once)

Heres a few camcorders I think might be good for me:

JVC GR-D650
Canon Elura 100
Panasonic PV-GS300

If theres any better please let me know. Im not an expert on camcorders at all. Your help is greatly appreciated

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Borrow one and notice that none work well in low light.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2006 11:22 AM PST
In reply to: Best camcorder for me?

There's a reason for that and also why people ask for this.

The units you listed are pretty nice.

Bob

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Any possibility....
by whizkid454 / December 8, 2006 4:54 AM PST
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of raising your budget a tad, maybe to around $500? That opens up sooo many other options and you wont be upset for spending the extra $$.

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doubt it
by superfly85 / December 8, 2006 7:01 AM PST
In reply to: Any possibility....

Probably not much of a chance upping the budget. I realize Im not going to get a great performing camcorder. I just want the best I can afford at the moment. I want something to get me by for a couple years until Im done with school.

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In that case...
by whizkid454 / December 8, 2006 10:24 AM PST
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there is no way you will get a good camcorder that will do well in low light. My suggestion is the PV-GS300 like you mentioned. Pretty good.

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CamCorders..
by castingRod47 / December 8, 2006 3:53 PM PST
In reply to: Best camcorder for me?

I use a PanaSonic PV-DV53///////
I would consider a JVC CamCorder....
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I like DV-tape over the new HDD Models..but past 20-GB's would ne nice..
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I stopped useing the Fast Forward/and the REWIND Buttons..
it seems to foul the Camera Operation..
I use a HAND-rewinder..
My PanaSonic PV-DV53 is past two years old..and I really take it to the extremes on weather and torture..its a real champ.

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