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Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker’s

People the world over are learning the ease of producing their own digital video and getting them seen worldwide with the help of sites like YouTube. With so many options available in camcorders nowadays, a lot of aspiring filmmakers are looking for the best video camera for beginners.

If you have been looking to make the difficult decision about which movie camera to purchase, or you are wondering which is the best camcorder for the money, I hope this little primer will help.

Below you will find camcorder reviews that should assist you in pinpointing the best camcorder deals.

Video Camera Reviews

Best Camcorder under $200

Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker's

Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker's

Sony HDRCX240/B Video Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker's

If you are on a tight budget but want your films and videos to have that professional look and quality, you are in luck. The Sony HDR-CX-240/B offers A LOT of professional features in an entry level video camera making this, in my ever so humble opinion, the best camcorder for money.

Features:

  • 1920×1080 Full HD 60p with 9.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 29.8mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Lens
  • 27x Optical/54x Clear Image Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • The item uses a micro SD card

Best Camcorder under $300

Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker'sSony-HDR-CX230-B-High-Definition-Handycam-Camcorder-2.7-Inch-LCD - Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker'sSony HDR-CX230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker's

Features:

  • 1920×1080 Full HD 60p with 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 3hr 10min recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory
  • SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • 27x Optical / 32x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • 2.7″ wide Clear Photo LCD display (230K)

 

Best Camcorder under $500

Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker's

Sony HDR-CX380/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder

Features:

  • 1920×1080 Full HD 60p with 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 6hr25min of recording with 16GB embedded Flash Memory
  • 30x Optical / 55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization reduces blur
  • 3.0″ wide Clear Photo LCD display (230K) touch screen

 

Best Camcorder for Sports

GoPro HERO3+: Black EditionBest Camera For Beginning Filmmaker's

As seen on 60 minutes and in tens of thousands of YouTube videos, the GoPro HERO3+: Black Edition is perfect for recording the action from within or just outside of it. The High definition recording capabilities along with the steady video capture (even while surfing, skiing, cycling, etc.) make this one of the?best camcorders 2013 and beyond.

Features:

  • 20% smaller and lighter housing (waterproof to 131’/40m)
  • 33% improved image sharpness and reduced distortion
  • Faster built in Wi-Fi for enhanced connectivity to the Wi-Fi Remote (included) and GoPro App
  • Super View video mode captures the world”s most immersive wide angle perspective
  • 30% longer battery life

 

UPDATE!!! Best Camcorder for iMovie UPDATE!!!

Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker'sSony Alpha a5000 20.1 MP Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens

 Okay, I had to change my mind about the best camera for iMovie.  the Canon Vixia is good, but a bit dated, and with all that the Sony Alpha a5000 offers, it was a no-brainer for me.  check out the features

Features:

  • 20.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images
  • Mirror less DSLR – Compact Interchangeable Lens camera system
  • Quick Wi-Fi connectivity to smartphones via NFC
  • Model: ILCE5000L/B
  • Capture HD Movies in your choice of standard 60i or cinematic 24p frames per second
  • Full HD 1920×1080 resolution.
  • AVCHD codec delivers stunning Blu-ray picture quality
  • PC-friendly MP4 codec lets you compress to smaller 1080/30p files for easier upload to the Internet.

 

Best Camcorder for YouTube

Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker's

Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens

I rank the Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR the best camcorder for YouTube because this is the video camera I use for recording as well as taking still images. I like this camera because I can take regular pictures and shoot video with it and it performs both functions equally well. ?If you want to do some videos but cannot justify buying a separate camera for it, consider the Nikon for it’s dual roles.

Features:

  • 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity with adapter (not included)
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processing
  • 1080P Full HD video recording with sound

 

 

Best HD Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD - Best Camera For Beginning Filmmaker's

Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro

The Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder is in my opinion the best ?camera for beginning filmmaker’s because it gives you plenty of features you can grow into without having to step up to a new video camera right away.  The cost isn’t ridiculous either, making this camera especially attractive to Guerrilla filmmaker’s

Features:

  • 10x HD Video lens (5mm equivalent: 30.4mm – 304mm) with 8-Blade Iris, 3.5 inch touch LCD
  • Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor (1/3-inch, 1920 x 1080 image sensor) with 20% improved low-light performance
  • Up to 12 hours of HD recording to 32GB internal memory (2 additional card slots available)
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Intelligent IS automatically
  • Cinama-Look Filter with 9 built-in filters

 

 

 

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