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Help buying a Camcorder

by nickgrorden / July 30, 2009 12:37 PM PDT

Hi, Im looking to buy a camcorder soon for school. Heres what I would like in a camcorder:
Under $500Canadian($450USD)
Microphone in jack
LCD screen and view finder
Good in low light(like a Concert hall or auditorium)

Thanks in advance!


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At that budget
by boya84 / August 2, 2009 12:07 PM PDT

the only ones you will find new with a mc jack will be in the Canon FS and ZR lines.

And finding one with both LCD screen and viewfinder will limit your selection.

None in the budget range will be "good in low light". For that you need larger lenses and imaging chips. Those camcorder start at about 2x more than you have budgeted.

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Well what...
by nickgrorden / August 2, 2009 12:48 PM PDT
In reply to: At that budget

Well what if we take out the viewfinder then? Could you give me a few models please?

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They are already listed.
by boya84 / August 2, 2009 11:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Well what...

If you require a mic jack, then look to Canon. You can try Panasonic, but doubtful. None from Sony. I can't recommend JVC consumer.

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