What Video Camera Should I Buy?

If you are looking for the best professional production quality video cameras priced from $2500 to $8,000+ then you’re listening to the right podcast!

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Camera #1 from Sony
Camera #2 from JVC
Camera #3 from Panasonic
Camera #4 from Canon
Camera #5 from Sony

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  1. Hope all is well. I work for Pipeline Communications, the PR agency for JVC Professional Video. Thanks for the mention in your most recent podcast! Actually, JVC recently upgraded its camera model to the GY-HM660. Any chance you can update the link?

  2. Hi. I recently broke my point and shoot camera, and I’ve been in the market for a new camcorder, so I’m wondering is there is anything in the middle. Something that would be good for both taking pictures and video. My budget is around $200. I know I’m not going to get something amazing with that, but I can’t really spend much more. I just need something reliable. I’m mostly looking to take videos, so I’m not sure if the 30minute cap for camera will work.

  3. If you opt for a digital camera, the max is 29.5 minutes per take. Meaning if you opt for a 60 minute video you have to re-start it in the middle. The only models which allow you to get around this are the Panasonic GH series. A used GH1 is around 175 without the lens on amazon. You might find a better deal on Ebay or craigslist. There is no camcorder that can match this for still images due to the larger m4/3 sensor.

    Alternately just find the camcorder with the largest sensor you can afford. There are several with 1″ sensor which should do well in both video and images.

  4. Try this search engine:
    It will allow you to select sensor size as a search criteria.
    Then you check your local sources for used models for sale or local sales.
    Here near Seattle, that would be check Amazon, Craigslist, Ebay, KEH, B&H, best buy, the local walmart. All have great cameras from 1-2 years ago that are still very good but are no longer the newest thing. Still as good as the day they were.

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