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Hey guys,

 

I have looked through the threads and cannot decide on a camcorder.

 

I will be using this camera for hunting. I have made a list of things in order that are important that it has/can do

 

1. Battery life - sometimes I am in the field for 6-8 hours, need a battery that will last that long

2. Low light conditions - most action is at first light or at dusk when is it still quite dark. Camera needs to excel in these conditions and not produce a grainy picture.

3. Durable - need sort of a run and gun camera. Will be on my back in a backpack in and out of the woods, in a tree with me, on a tripod in a swamp, etc.

4. HD, Zoom, Wideangle - HD is a must. Would love for a decent zoom capability to record animals far away and possibly a wider angle is that is even possible.

 

Budget - Would love to keep it under 500. 250-350 would be ideal. I am certainly willing to increase if you guys think one camera is far superior to others in these categories.

 

Thanks!

 

Really looking forward to seeing what you guys suggest.
 

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Hey guys,


I have looked through the threads and cannot decide on a camcorder.


I will be using this camera for hunting. I have made a list of things in order that are important that it has/can do


1. Battery life - sometimes I am in the field for 6-8 hours, need a battery that will last that long

2. Low light conditions - most action is at first light or at dusk when is it still quite dark. Camera needs to excel in these conditions and not produce a grainy picture.

3. Durable - need sort of a run and gun camera. Will be on my back in a backpack in and out of the woods, in a tree with me, on a tripod in a swamp, etc.

4. HD, Zoom, Wideangle - HD is a must. Would love for a decent zoom capability to record animals far away and possibly a wider angle is that is even possible.


Budget - Would love to keep it under 500. 250-350 would be ideal. I am certainly willing to increase if you guys think one camera is far superior to others in these categories.


Thanks!


Really looking forward to seeing what you guys suggest.
Look at the Panasonic FZ200 - f2.8 lens that goes from (effectively) 28-672mm all at f2.8. Again, that is 672mm at f2.8! It is full HD. And you can get a simple extender that increases the telephoto range to over 1100mm at f4.


And, btw, you can carry more than one battery easily. No camera has a battery that lasts more than an hour or so of actual video (which is a lot). $449.
 
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