This is just a few reviews on some camcorders that may come in handy for you when starting out. We have tried to find some great camcorders at good prices, so you dont splash out to early and waste your money. Face down musik do not use none of these but we do need to invest in something real soon, gotta grow and advance.
Canon LEGRIA HF R26 – £290
A great camcorder for those looking for a bit extra when on a budget
The Canon Legria HF R26 is similar to the previously mentioned Toshiba Camileo SX500 in many ways, but as it’s made by Canon, includes their high quality lenses. This results in a decent quality video recording and the hardware (rather than software) based image stabilisation means you get smooth footage even when walking.
The Legria HF R26 adds a fun element to your video, straight from the camera – you can add image decorations, music and more, without having to connect to a PC.
If the Toshiba appeals to you, but you are looking for a better quality lens and a few more features, then this could be your camcorder of choice.
GoPro HD Hero 2 – £274
For the hardened action-man, the HD Hero 2 is everything proof!
GoPro have long been the go-to name in sports videography, and with their latest camcorder the HD Hero 2, the brand is starting to get some serious consumer focus too.
If you are into skiing, surfing, sky jumping and more then this is most definitely the camcorder for you. Featuring a waterproof, shockproof full HD camcorder as well as all the possible accessories you could need, the HD Hero 2 is the full package.
The HD Hero 2 is used across TV for its ability to literally record anything, and with its latest pricing structure, it is an affordable and fun addition to anyone on the extreme side of life.
oshiba Camileo SX500 – £179
The SX500 is a very stylish and capable HD camcorder
Toshiba’s Camileo SX500 sticks to the more traditional camcorder shape, but makes it stand out with stylish lines and high build quality.
Featuring full HD capture, 5X optical zoom, 10 megapixel still image capture and 2.7″ LCD viewing screen, the SX500 ticks all the boxes, but its low light filming capacity is what makes it stand out from the camcorders above.
Cheaper camcorders often behave badly in less than perfect lighting, resulting in grainy footage and washed out colours. The SX500 helps to overcome this with its ’4 Lux’ technology.
If you plan to record from dusk ’til dawn, this could be the camcorder for you.
Sony CX360VE Handycam – £610
A well built camera with impressive built in storage and a multitude of features
Where the Panasonic HDC-SD900 had more features then you could shake a stick at, the Sony Handycam does a smaller amount of things, but incredibly well.
This camcorder is all about the video, featuring full HD capture able to record a super-smooth 50 frames per second footage, Sony’s high quality optics, 3-way image stabilisation, low light mode and a microphone capable of recording 5.1 channel surround sound.
The CX360VE also has 32GB flash memory built in, meaning you can record around 13 hours of full HD video.
Sony have really set the bar for semipro camcorders and the CX360VE is one of the best in their range.