Shopping for a new HD video camera...any tips?
Here is what I feel I want/need as far as features...
I'd like to spend between $300 to $400 if possible?
Have a screen I can flip backwards for over head shots or when I am in front of the camera.
Record in 1080 HD.
Flash memory internal and upgradable with SD cards. (less/no moving parts for recording at the range) I dont want HDD or mini HD tapes.
external mic input jack for a lapel or hand held mic. (this is a tough feature to find on lower priced HD cameras I noticed?)
Decent optical zoom. X20 is good for me.
Auto macro for close up details.
I am not a fan of touch screen interface? I am old school and like a toggle joystick if given a choice?
Slow-mo feature would be nice but I guess not really needed since slo-mo can be done on the video editing software.
Format? I had a Sony before and it was a pain sometimes to get it to work with some editing software?
Last edited by mixflip; 01-14-2011 at 20:04..