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
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
Last edited by flintyplus; 07-20-2014 at 02:40 AM.
One of possible choices - Canon PowerShot 510 HS - has 30x lens, 1080p24 and 720p30, costs $200.
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.