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Jimmy Darnell

Any good recommendations on camera's?

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Jimmy Darnell

i was trying to find a good camera for making video's, any suggestions? 

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We've been satisfied with Cannon's camcorders.

My brother has a Cannon Vixia HF200 which I've enjoyed using whenever I've had the opportunity. That may be a little pricey for you since it was over $800 I believe.

If you're looking specially for video, don't but a point-and-shoot digital camera. DSLRs often take good video, but are meant for pictures (And cost even more!).

Look for a camcorder in the $700+ range. You may have to save a bit more on that. I'm not an expert on current models, but I know that's a good minimum price range.

 

As for Flip, I'd recommend you stay far away from that. If you're going to use that, might as well take videos from your cell phone.

 

Agreed; my Canon Vixia HFR10, which I bought for $300 brand new, works like a charm.  Flip seems to produce things that are beneath cell phones nowadays; didn't Cisco Systems shut Flip down? 

 

Maybe go with something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Canon-VIXIA-Stabilized-Optical-Camcorder/dp/B00AWZFJ22/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1369180925&sr=8-3&keywords=Canon+Vixia

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hoo

If your trying out, I'd recommend a flip video camera. I have one, and it is amazing.

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Arashikage

Flip's are good, but I've also seen very good videos made with the GoPro.  You might wanna look into that.

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hoo

Flip's are good, but I've also seen very good videos made with the GoPro.  You might wanna look into that.

 

Yes, but the go pro's are very expensive.  I was going to suggest that, but I figures that it was too much.

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Snys93

Some laptop webcams are good via windows movie maker. However WMM is infamous for its bugs.

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Drasiana

What kind of videos will you be making with it?

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Jimmy Darnell

music, montage, conventions, etc.

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hoo

If you do indoor things, (conventions, etc.) you will want a flip or go pro for sure. Other cameras do terrible in that sort of light. Flip and go pro have good sounds, so that can cover music.

Over all:

Low money= flip

Lots o money= go pro

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Jimmy Darnell

what about a palm camera EX sony handycam

i plan on having a few go pros and something like the sony handycam, with onboard stabilization and HDvideo/audio along side with the go pros for multiple angles

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hoo

Depends. It many matters on how good the light is. If it has good lighting, then you will be fine.

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OneUnder

Unless they've improved, Flip cameras are hideously limited when it comes to settings.  No real manual controls whatsoever, no macro-mode, and a limited point of view. 

 

What exactly is your price range?; there are camcorders, standard cameras that can take videos, action cams, and other categories for recording video.

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We've been satisfied with Cannon's camcorders.

My brother has a Cannon Vixia HF200 which I've enjoyed using whenever I've had the opportunity. That may be a little pricey for you since it was over $800 I believe.

If you're looking specially for video, don't but a point-and-shoot digital camera. DSLRs often take good video, but are meant for pictures (And cost even more!).

Look for a camcorder in the $700+ range. You may have to save a bit more on that. I'm not an expert on current models, but I know that's a good minimum price range.

 

As for Flip, I'd recommend you stay far away from that. If you're going to use that, might as well take videos from your cell phone.

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DZComposer

If you think GoPro cameras are expensive, you've never bought a real camera (For example, a pro-grade Canon XF 305 has an MSRP of $8000). GoPros do have good quality for their price, but they do have limits. I would be hesitant to use one as my main camera.

Anyway, it really depends on your price range and what features you need. Regardless, though, go with the best optics you can find. Fancy features are worthless if the lens is shit.

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Jimmy Darnell

i plan on getting that camera 


http://www.amazon.com/Canon-VIXIA-Stabilized-Optical-Camcorder/dp/B00AWZFJ22/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1369180925&sr=8-3&keywords=Canon+Vixia

its pretty good from what I've seen and has the features I'm looking for. thanks for the help. :D

 

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hoo

Good luck. :D

Word of advice:

If your ediing your videos, don't use windows live movie maker. :P

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OneUnder

i plan on getting that camera 

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-VIXIA-Stabilized-Optical-Camcorder/dp/B00AWZFJ22/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1369180925&sr=8-3&keywords=Canon+Vixia

its pretty good from what I've seen and has the features I'm looking for. thanks for the help. :D

 

The low reviews on that particular camcorder appear to be from imbeciles that nitpick and have very idiotic opinions.  I'd disregard them; Canon does make wonderful camcorders.

 

Note that particular model of the Vixia does not come with internal memory; you'll need an SD card to go with it.  Good luck, and I'd buy from Amazon.com as opposed to a third-party seller if possible; they generally have much better customer service in the event of any sort of problem. :)

 

Also, the Vixias generally have hideous battery life, though many good aftermarket batteries are out there.  Blue Nook has some great ones; http://www.amazon.com/Wasabi-Power-Battery-Charger-BP-727/dp/B008H4JLTC/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1369425205&sr=1-4&keywords=Canon+Vixia+R400+battery

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