Originally Posted by b3rt
I'm looking for a camcorder in the entry/mid level section, considering it's my first camcorder. It's purpose would be for making holiday and family videos mostly (I can't be more specific though).
It should be somewhere in the price range up to about € 350 (about $ 450).
Thanks for every help in advance!
b3rt, you can get a Canon LEGRIA HF M506 for EUR 390,45:
..or maybe you can find it cheaper somewhere else.
Here is an English description:
(The US equivalent is the "HF M500".)
The HF M506 has an HD CMOS Pro sensor for great low light shots. (This is the same sensor they put in their pro camcorders.)
There is no built-in storage so you have to buy a couple of SDHC cards ("class 4 or higher"), which are not expensive these days.
You can search YouTube and Vimeo for HF M500 or HF M506 for tests.
HF M50/HF M52 are US models that are the same camcorder with internal storage and WiFi...a YouTube/Vimeo search for those will also yield a similar image as the HF M506 or 500..
Or search any of the camcorder names plus "review" to get reviews.
If you're interested in Canon and see cheaper camcorders with "R" in the name - these will not be as good as the HF M4... or HF M5... camcorders.
They are worth the extra over the R series, which don't have the pro sensor.Edited by xfws - 9/12/12 at 8:57am