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Old Aug 5, 2010, 4:50 PM   #1
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Default What camcorder would you recommend?

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I am a 28 year old female and it has been years since I bought a camcorder. I think it was a Sony DCR-TRV16e, but I am not sure.
I used to film a lot and edit it, really enjoyed doing it. But my camera was too bulky and my life changed so I stop using it.

A few months ago I bought a digital camera with 10megapixel image and 720p video. The quality is not really 720p and the sound is very bad. But it restarted my love for filming and I use it more for filming than taking still pictures.

What I am looking for
I am looking for an affordable (200 to 350 euroís) camcorder to start with.
  • 720p 60fps is sufficient, but 1080p 60fps would be great
  • It must be small and compact, so I can put it in my purse
  • Work well in low-lighting so inside shooting is not a problem
  • 10x zoom or more
  • Good audio and preferably mic option
  • Hand-strap would be great, but not a must
  • 120fps at 480i or 480p would be amazing

What I have found so far
It has been 2 months and I have watched many youtube videos, went to stores to feel the camera and read a lot of contradicting reviews. Youtube 1080p does not represent video quality well, because of its low bitrate. Reviews are really all about the perception and needs of the reviewer!
Based on what I could find, here are some camcorders
  • Toshiba Camileo SX900
  • Sanyo VPC-GH1
  • Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000
  • Panasonic HDC-SDX1 (not released yet)
  • Sony HDR-CX116E

I am willing to pay 100 euroís more for a good camcorder. I just canít find one. The more expensive cameraís seem bulky and except a better image stabilization, they donít offer much more.

What camcorder would you recommend? Why? And do you have other suggestions for a camcorder?
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Old Aug 6, 2010, 12:04 PM   #2
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Old Aug 6, 2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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Thank you. But why? I read that it is pretty shaky.
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