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 Post subject: Help, not sure which camcorder to get.
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Hi all

I really love my videography.

But I'm not sure which camera to get.

I live in South Africa and all the cameras I wanted aren't available here.

So I have Max R8500 to spend.

I'm not sure which one to get. can any of you help?

I have so far looked at the:
sony HDR - CX580 - no in SA
Sony HDR - XR260
Sony HDR - PJ260
Sony TD10
Canono FH - M52


What do you guys think?

Thanks for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: Help, not sure which camcorder to get.
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:47 pm 
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Ossendrywer ... I also love my videos, especially of Kruger. It really captures everything. This is what I did.
I had a Sony which I landed up busting (by mistake) the night before a trip earlier this year. I was distraught!
I have a canon camera sx 30IS which I used (with reluctance), but I must confess, the videos are just superior
to my video camera and have come out superbly.
Its HD which makes a big difference, and now I only have one piece of equipment to cart around - If you are only going to take a video then I recommend a video camcorder, and make sure its HD with at least a 40x zoom
If you want photos and video, remember photos off a camcorder are not as sharp as a cameras photos.

I learned to use windows movie-maker and convert all my videos to a dvd, with titles, music etc. Its so easy.

Not an expert to recommend a particular model. Phone and find out where the nearest Sony store is to you, and go in and check the different models out - the staff are quite helpful.

Would love to know what you choose - and how your videos turn out.


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 Post subject: Re: Help, not sure which camcorder to get.
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 Post subject: Re: Help, not sure which camcorder to get.
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Awesome news!

I have gotten the Canon HF-M52.

It's awesome quality and the stills are great too!


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