Thank you for having such a nice and informative forum.
I'm looking to make a documentary and I don't have so much as a camera yet.
My budget for everything (barring batteries) is $2300
I've researched till I'm blue in the face, and go back and fourth between, nice $2000 camera with just a 300 wireless mic, or slightly cheaper camera, but have a decent tripod, decent wireless, not sure what else I need.
Budget might be able to go a few hundred more, but not much.
I'd end up turning this into a hobby and learn all I can about it, but for now, I badly need advice.
Some have said buy used, others say stay away from any used cameras. Some say Canon, others say JVC, Panasonic, or Sony.
I just don't know what would be good
Canon XA10 seems to be recommended by a few people, which leaves 300 left over for a cheap wireless. Maybe someone could recommend a package, or a list of a few different components that are critical and which way to go. Nice camera, few supplies. Slightly lower camera, more accessories.
I'm a PC guy, and have the processing power to edit the video (although lack the experience and would love to get a video to follow along with editing (software package is no preference)
I'll be happy to answer any questions, and all replies are appreciated and cared for.