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Old Sunday 30th September 2012, 23:23   #1
TJWalsh
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Question Which camcorder?

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Im just getting started in wildlife photography/filming and I have roughly 1500 to spend, and that can be stretched a little bit. I would say a max of 1750 including added equipment like tripods.
Ive been searching around and seen a lot of the the small handheld camcorders for around 700 and I want to know if they could compare on picture quality and zoom to a more proffesional camcorder like a Panasonic HMC or something like that?
And if you have any recommendations for me it would be great. :)
Sorry if i havent used technical terms, as i said before, im new at this :)
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Old Monday 1st October 2012, 13:20   #2
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Hi
Im just getting started in wildlife photography/filming and I have roughly 1500 to spend, and that can be stretched a little bit. I would say a max of 1750 including added equipment like tripods.
Ive been searching around and seen a lot of the the small handheld camcorders for around 700 and I want to know if they could compare on picture quality and zoom to a more proffesional camcorder like a Panasonic HMC or something like that?
And if you have any recommendations for me it would be great. :)
Sorry if i havent used technical terms, as i said before, im new at this :)
Thanks
Got the Panasonic HS900 at the beginning of this year, thats the one with 3mos and a built in memory of 220gb.

Having had tape camcorders and other hard disk camcorders this one so far is the bees knees. Even the stills photos function gives quality.

Didn't need to take my normal 'bridge' camera recently to Namibia. Just the camcorder. 50/50 video and photos. It has it's faults but what doesn't. To me they are minor. I've not tried the 3D attachment yet and the telephoto lens was a diappointment so cannot get any better than x 12 optical xoom for photos but can get to x 20 optical zoom on the video.
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Old Monday 31st December 2012, 23:32   #3
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Im just getting started in wildlife photography/filming and I have roughly 1500 to spend, and that can be stretched a little bit. I would say a max of 1750 including added equipment like tripods.
Ive been searching around and seen a lot of the the small handheld camcorders for around 700 and I want to know if they could compare on picture quality and zoom to a more proffesional camcorder like a Panasonic HMC or something like that?
And if you have any recommendations for me it would be great. :)
Sorry if i havent used technical terms, as i said before, im new at this :)
Thanks
Hi,buddy,just curious to know if you have got yourself a camcorder yet? i live at Bear Cross.if you want a chat. Regards, Kelvin.D.
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