11-01-2009 12:11 PM
I'm looking for purchasing a new camcorder. This would be my 1st camcorder, so am very much confused which one to purchase. Well, my budget is between 18000-23000. My main objective of the camcorder is to capture all those first moments of our 1st child. Apart from this, i love traveling to new places and wildlife. I want something which could satisfy my needs and also reasonably well storage capacity camcorder. It would be very kind of you if you could suggest me something soon cos the baby could be out anytime from now.
11-02-2009 08:43 AM
um... What units are those???
$18000-23000 is close to enough to buy a RED ONE, but I'm guessing that's NOT what your budget really is. $180.00-$230.00?
11-02-2009 02:15 PM
I would reccommend something with removable SDHC flash memory.
The Canon FS series are quite well regarded, the main problem with them is that they only have electronic image stabilization, not optical. However, they are one of the only standard definition camcorders I can find with a microphone input - for decent audio you really need an external microphone.
The Canon HF200 retails for $750 but appears to have a $200 rebate available. It has optical image stabilization and a mic jack - I have its predecessor the HF100 and absolutely love it.
11-03-2009 06:16 AM
how about something which comes with hard disk drive. can i know for how long i can shoot at a strech in HF 100 or HF200
11-05-2009 09:43 AM
HDD camcorders have moving parts, so are less rugged and the moving parts produce noise that is likely to wind up in your video.
If I recall correctly, a 16GB SDHC card gives about 2 hours of recording with the HF100. The HF200 supports a slightly higher bitrate, so slightly less recording there.
11-06-2009 08:36 AM
It uses SDHC memory cards.
12-14-2009 08:48 AM
can you pls tell me in HF100, till what GB can i expand the SDHC memory card slot ? say, i want to add a 32 GB memory into it. can i do it ?