Video Cameras forum

General discussion

Best camcorder for me?

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

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Best camcorder for me?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Best camcorder for me?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Borrow one and notice that none work well in low light.

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

Collapse -
Any possibility....

In reply to: Best camcorder for me?

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 $$.

Collapse -
doubt it

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.

Collapse -
In that case...

In reply to: doubt it

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.

Collapse -
CamCorders..

In reply to: Best camcorder for me?

I use a PanaSonic PV-DV53///////
I would consider a JVC CamCorder....
..
I like DV-tape over the new HDD Models..but past 20-GB's would ne nice..
..
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.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

REVIEW

Sublime suburban chariot

High on style and technology, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is an incredibly satisfying everyday crossover.