Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsCamcorders · 10 years ago

What are some nice but cheap digital video cameras?

I like to make lots of videos and edit them on my Adobe software. But I only have a wimpy little camera that takes horrible videos (sound, no HD, terrible fps). So I am looking for a nice digital video camera that won't break my $200 budget. I would like it to a High def, with more than 30 frames per second, and that is around $200. Please give me some options and websites to search. Thankyou.

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  • 10 years ago
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    Hi Matt:

    In case you (or others) have trouble understanding William B.'s semi-cryptic Answer, the "MOD" and "TOD" acronyms refer to the file-format that the various brands he listed record onto. MOD files are a Standard-Def format and TOD files are a Hi-Def format.

    For specific models (and more info on MOD & TOD files, and tips on converting them), see the "Products" table in the Wikipedia article:

    If you want HD, skip the "MOD only" models — they're Standard Def.

    Your $200 budget will severely limit finding a "nice" HD camera (especially regarding sound), but have fun shopping! Check the pawn shops and flea markets/garage sales for a decent used camcorder to stretch your dollars.

    hope this helps,

    --Dennis C.

    Source(s): Experience with "tapeless" video file formats, and other camcorder tech stuff. Wikipedia fan & editor.
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Digital Camcorders : Panasonic SV AV100, Canon MOD Camcorders, JVC (MOD and TOD) and Panasonic (MOD only)

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