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Need remote controled camcorder w/ext mic any suggestions?

by bitperfect / September 6, 2011 1:56 AM PDT

Hi all,

First post here. I want to buy a cCamcorder . I'm extremely hard of seeing so it MUST be simple or with many Auto features. Capturing in HD seems a must. And it has to have either a wired or wireless remote control for turn on/off, and zoom if possible. Of course... auto focus is a must, and able to reside on a stand/tripod. And I'd want to not spend more than $400. Is this possible? I'd want to do post production processing with the data as well. So any ideas on a bundle of CC & software would be very well received. Loads of thanks.

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51 models to look over at link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 4:07 AM PDT
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you might be right...
by bitperfect / September 7, 2011 5:37 AM PDT

I went direct to the makers prior to seeing your post yesterday. Panasonic & Cannon. Cannon support and customer service is readily available and knowledgeable. Quite nice and courteous too. I can not say the same for Panny and I own several Panny items. No one there knew what I was talking about and they kept switching me around. After 20 mins I just gave up and hung up.

I guess I should have asked for Peggy right off the bat.

Cannon has a few. Wireless controls. They begin at the HFM 400 & up. Or at $599 or so. Cannon has a sale on now and the prices offered me there were not terrible... but still. The HFM 41 interests me... but not it's price at $650.

I sincerely appreciate the input. A lot. Thanks.

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