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post #1 of 9 Old 01-20-2012, 09:37 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

I am new in camcorders and need to buy TOMORROW best HD camcorder under $900.00. Please help to choose the best one.

I found few but I am not sure.

1. Panasonic HDCSD90K High-Definition SD / SDHC Camcorder

2. Panasonic 32GB Flash Memory Camcorder (HDCTM900K)

3. Sony Handycam HDRPJ10 High-Definition SDXC / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Camcorder With Projector

4. Sony Handycam HDR-XR160 High Definition 160GB Hard Disk Drive / Flash Camcorder



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Go to camcorderinfo.com and make your decision from there.
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2. Panasonic 32GB Flash Memory Camcorder (HDCTM900K)

Clearly the best of that list.
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You didn't say what you want the camera to do. And, you are not likely to find anyone with real experience using all 4 of them.

That said, I vote for the Panasonic TM900. But, I have another favorite that takes equally great clips, costs less than half, fits in a pocket and is not on your list.
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But, I have another favorite that takes equally great clips, costs less than half, fits in a pocket and is not on your list

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which one ?
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which one ?

I believe he's referring to the Sony HX9V:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ll_Camera.html
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I believe he's referring to the Sony HX9V:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ll_Camera.html

That is correct.

If shooting video is my primary mission, I am not part of a group and won't be interrupted, I will tend to prefer my Panasonic SDT-750, that is closely related to the TM 900 on the list.

If I am hoping to get video of an activity I'm involved in, like a family gathering, and don't want me or the camera being a distraction to the group, I tend to like the HX9V. Of importance is that subjects don't mind small cameras while they frequently are intimidated by video cameras.

Both take high quality HD. When the same scenes, taken in "normal" light, are viewed on a 55'' flat screen TV the viewers, including me, can't tell which camera has recorded the shot.

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I agree with Mark and Bill - the $700 TM900 is the best camcorder on your list - and the best value for money. Anything better than the TM900 will exceed your $900 limit.

My choice that's not on the list is the $400 Panasonic FZ150 point and shoot superzoom ;-) It's the video camera I carry when I don't want to carry a video camera.

Good luck with your decision,

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I agree with Mark and Bill - the $700 TM900 is the best camcorder on your list - and the best value for money. Anything better than the TM900 will exceed your $900 limit.

My choice that's not on the list is the $400 Panasonic FZ150 point and shoot superzoom ;-) It's the video camera I carry when I don't want to carry a video camera.

Good luck with your decision,

Bill
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I agree with Bill, the FZ150 is a great camera/camcorder, and the included software works good.
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