Camcorders forum: Camcorders vs digital cameras

by: TPOV July 1, 2012 10:00 AM PDT

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by TPOV - 7/1/12 10:00 AM

Hello guys ! I really need some help in picking a camera to start shooting videos. I want to do a combination of sketches + a bit of vlogging , that will be the format of the "show". I was thinking of buying a JVC HM435/Samsung HMX Q10, but when i went to the shop the salesman told me that camcorders are crap and i should try a cheaper alternative, a Canon PowerShot A3300 to shoot videos or even Benq GH700. I have about 240$ budget to buy a camera. Can anyone give me some info, which is better for shooting videos ? Should i go for the PowerShot A3300 like the salesman advised me, or should i pick one of the camcorders that i listed above?(btw if anyone has one of them , please do tell, i really need to make a decision so i can start working on some projects). I've read a lot of reviews, seen a lot of test videos, but i can't make up my mind, because i never had a camera before, so it's hard for me to compare. Should i go for the camcorders or do you think a digital camera can do the job as well. Between JVC and Samsung which one should i pick ?(i would go for the JVC but i've heard that the software has some issues with Windows XP SP2-which my PC is running on and also poor battery life). Also the Benq gh700 seems pretty awesome, but i heard it has some autofocus problems while filming. Canon is a excellent brand but i doubt that digital camera would do a good job for what im planning to do. I really need advices . Thanks happy

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