View Full Version : Hand-held camera

06-14-2008, 01:50 PM
I've been toying with the idea of getting a video camera - but I'm not big enough into it to invest more than 2-500 USD on one. I'm more of a graphic artist than a film maker and want something that I can shoot footage that's adequate for shooting stock footage that I can take into after effects and experiment with visual effects.

I'd like something hand-held, but shoots decent quality video. I know there's a difference as I've used my school's XL2s and they were EXCELLENT. I'm just not allowed to go shooting with those all the time.

08-06-2008, 05:42 PM
HV30 is a pretty good camcorder, and you could find a gently used one in that price range no problem.

08-07-2008, 05:57 PM
Panasonic's GS-320 and GS-500 are both great Standard Def. options.