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looking for camcorder under $250?

hello everybody
first / I am new member here and I am happy join in this forum

my questions is about buying camcorder for travel footage with small compact size
I have see many types but I don't know which is better for me
So I want ask you these questions and I will be very grateful for who help me
- I want it small size
optical zoom 30x or more - flip out screen - Full HD (up to 30fps ) 50 or 60)
and other good function ( I don't know like night mode and ..... etc)
price / less than $250
thanks in advance for help
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-19-2014, 12:57 AM
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Your budget is very tight and do not expect too much for your money.


Have a look at the Panasonic HC-V130K Full HD 38X Camcorder on Amazon.
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Consider a bridge camera like the Panasonic FZ-72 FZ-70 us,i have recently bought one,very good video and stills,60x optical 120x i zoom with little if any loss,i find even stills at 120x not bad,compared to the awful stills on my HC-V550 they are miles better,it has a viewfinder and the lcd is even better than any cam or camera i have had.One point for video on longer zoom than around 40x a tripod is realy needed.
https://vimeo.com/101205454
Most of the close ups were on 120x zoom, no wide shots on wildlife, the widest around 24x.
https://vimeo.com/101158136
first test only set on interlaced 17Mbps

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One of possible choices - Canon PowerShot 510 HS - has 30x lens, 1080p24 and 720p30, costs $200.

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There's no manual control over exposure which is set automatically using 21 of the scene detection types. You can change the exposure compensation prior to shooting though, which gives you a little bit of scope.
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Ca...Shot_SX510_HS/
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