Video Cameras forum

General discussion

Lowest-price non-tape camcorder w/mic jack?

by danhughes1 / December 3, 2008 1:13 AM PST

I'm looking for a relatively low-priced camcorder that uses a hard drive, DVD, or SD card rather than mini-DV or other digital tape.

And a microphone jack is a must-have.

Thanks for any recommendations!

---Dan

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Lowest-price non-tape camcorder w/mic jack?
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: Lowest-price non-tape camcorder w/mic jack?
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 -
It depends on your budget.
by whizkid454 / December 3, 2008 7:18 AM PST

Low priced can mean anywhere from $200-800. Where are you looking? Also, what will you be doing with it (to get an idea for the situations)?

You've been warned: Stay away from DVD camcorders!

Collapse -
Low-priced camcorder with microphone
by danhughes1 / December 4, 2008 3:57 AM PST

Under $300. I'm much more concerned about audio quality than video quality; I have several professional mics I'd like to use with a camcorder.

Why do you warn against DVD camcorders?

Thanks,

---Dan

Collapse -
Some ideas.
by whizkid454 / December 4, 2008 5:20 AM PST

You'll be looking for an external mic jack I would assume. The Canon ZR series seems to be a popular suggestion for the lower end that still include mic jacks.

Searching this forum with the words "DVD camcorder" would show that there are too many people that have problems with recording, saving, transferring, and editing. To be on the safe side, I would stay away from DVD camcorders.

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

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!