Lux is the rating they use to tell you how much light you need to get a picture with your camcorder. The lower the rating, the lower amount of light you need to get a picture. 0 lux is total darkness. 100 lux is probably a room with a 100 watt bulb on. Be careful of the lux rating that says "1 lux with night alive feature" or something like that. That is not a true lux rating. Most camcorders have some sort of feature that slows down the shutter speed, etc. which brightens the image. It also makes the footage jumpy and worthless. If low light performance is what you want, try the Sony HC90. I own it and it is awesome in low light. I have read that the new Canon Optura 600 is very good in low light.
What does the lux rating mean. If the number is lower like 1 lux is it better in low light or worse. Higher number less or more sensitive to light.
Any ideas on best camcorders for under 1000.