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I was wondering if any of you guys could suggest a good choice for a camcorder to record golf swings in a somewhat dimly lit garage. I have 4 4 foot long double ballast fluorescent lights in the garage and my old Panasonic PV-DV910D doesn't cut it. It needs bright sun light at the higher shutter speeds...

I've seen a Sony VX2000 in similar conditions and it works very well...but it's a bit pricier than I was looking for.

Are there any sub $1000 options out there that will perform reasonably well in these conditions or any I going to be forced to go with something like the VX2000?

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Are there any sub $1000 options out there that will perform reasonably well in these conditions or any I going to be forced to go with something like the VX2000?

No!

Probably the cheapest option would be to install about 20 more fluorescent light fixtures.

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As a rule of thumb, the 3 CCD cameras will perform better in low light (more surface area generally means better light sensitivity). However, that's just a rule of thumb as other factors can affect low light performance. Basically, you can either spend more on the camera or more on your lighting...
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As a rule of thumb, the 3 CCD cameras will perform better in low light (more surface area generally means better light sensitivity). However, that's just a rule of thumb as other factors can affect low light performance. Basically, you can either spend more on the camera or more on your lighting...

I figured I was sorta in that boat. My house is on the market so I'll probably invest in the camera rather than the lighting...much to my wife's chagrin ;-)

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No!

Probably the cheapest option would be to install about 20 more fluorescent light fixtures.

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I think the cheapest option would be to go outside.

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A couple of work lights pointed at you will solve the problem.
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I think the cheapest option would be to go outside.

There's one in every group...smart aleck that is ;-)

Me and 35-40 degree temps don't get along too well.

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We are running about 50 degrees colder than you. The weather man is hinting at a 35 degree day in about 10 days but I have my doubts. Around here they are playing golf on the frozen lakes with tennis balls for visibility. Nobody really cares how good their golf swing is. Enjoy your balmy 35-40 degree weather.

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