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by: Harishgeorge February 4, 2013 6:57 AM PST

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Help me buy a Camcorder

by Harishgeorge - 2/4/13 6:57 AM


After a long research on camcorders (based on my budget) I have been able to short list the following

Canon Legria HF R306, R36, R37, R38, M506 & M56
Sony CX190, CX210, CX250 CX260

In Sony, except for CX 260 all the others are not exactly full HD (they just use SD and try converting to HD as per some sites)

Therefore, I am confused which brand to chose. The web reviews that I have read give details and specifications of each model but there does not seem to be any specific comparison between various models. Moreover. most sites have technical jargon which I dont understand. All I am looking at is good video recording, full HD, low light recording, shake stabilzer and good battery life at the best possible price. eg. There could be a canon and sony with exactly the same specs and video quality but with a different price. I would definitely go for the lower priced one. For this I need someone to help me chose from the above mentioned camcorders or suggest something equally good in JVC, Panasonic, Samsung, etc.

I do realise that each model has its own specs, pros and cons. But I am looking for someone to help me make a decision as a layman without any technical knowledge who wants to get his moneys worth.

Thanks and Regards

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