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Which camcorder should I choose?

by Gypht / June 20, 2012 1:47 PM PDT

I have been looking at the Canon Vixia HF m301, and the Sony HDR-SX130,50,60. I cannot really determine which is the better camcorder. I know I want an external mic which these all have. I know I can get these camcorders for $200-$250 on ebay.

I kindof like the fact that the Canon has a built in flash..but I like the fact that the Sonys have remotes. I guess the final decider for me is which is going to produce better quality videos? I won't be shooting in too many low light situations but I would like the one I choose to be able to do good in low light.

Can anyone offer any advice? If theres any makes/models that you can think of that are better that meet my criteria please feel free to let me know :-).

Summary:
Must be below $250, must take really good videos, must have an external mic.

preferred..but not required.
Touchscreen, be able to take still shots, flash, zoom mic.

Thanks guys for any and all advice.

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