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looking for a cheap camcorder

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by aonavy, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. aonavy

    aonavy Mu-43 Regular

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    George
  2. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
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    Paul
    I know DXG is a bargain basement brand and I wouldn't touch it. There are plenty of those small pocket video cams that will do the exact same thing for half that price. I would try searching amazon for hd pocket video camera rather using the term camcorder, there are a ton of them, most take microSD cards and have much better reviews as well.
     
  3. aonavy

    aonavy Mu-43 Regular

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    George
    thank you for you input.

    do those pocket HD cams have optical zoom?
     
  4. aonavy

    aonavy Mu-43 Regular

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    George
  5. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  6. aonavy

    aonavy Mu-43 Regular

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    George
  7. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sorry, I don't keep up with the specs for the current/older models.
     
  8. aonavy

    aonavy Mu-43 Regular

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    George
    how does your do over all?
     
  9. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    In my opinion you should try another forum.. this is a :43: camera forum ... just my two cents..
     
  10. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    My HF100 holds up ok compared to my GH1 or 2 as long as I don't use any aux lenses like a 0.6x wide or a tele-converter.
     
  11. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  12. aonavy

    aonavy Mu-43 Regular

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    George
    This isi true!

    DUH!!
     
  13. svtquattro

    svtquattro Mu-43 Veteran

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    Um, you have a GH2. Why don't you use that for videos? Or am I missing something?
     
  14. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Yea you are missing something.
    Look at the original post again.. specifically these parts:
    I think , basically he is looking for an additional camera that he can just leave in a one spot for the duration of the event . But he would like it to cost around two hundred dollars and have as high a resolution as possible so he can edit its footage into a video with footage from his other two High resolution cameras he listed.

    Correct me if i am wrong OP.


    Now, My suggestion is that you pick up a Panasonic G3 that B&H has on sale right now I know you wanted two hundred for a price range but for just one hundred dollars more you will have a great backup camera and you can play into the lens system you already have with your GH2.
     
  15. aonavy

    aonavy Mu-43 Regular

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    George
    You are correct about what im looking for.

    I grabbed that camcorder for $125 Shipped. Im also thinking on getting one more GH2 to get another angle.

    I'm getting a LLC and Tax Id next week so I can write this stuff off :)

    Ill wait until then to buy the GH2

    Thanks for the Help and sorry for being in the wrong area for asking my question. At least I got a response unlike DVXusers