i could probably get cheaper than $500 in ebay.. and thats just what i can afford
Lets say that your thinking about filming your own videos, how much money would you set aside for your camera?
Its easy to say that you "want" to spend as much as is needed to make good quality videos. But few people can afford a $1,500 video camera.
There is a sony camera I was looking at buying - its lightweight, portable, films in HD, but it also cost in the $2,500 price range. That is WAY too expensive for me.
Taking other bills into consideration, how much are you willing to spend on a camera?
The one I'am looking at right now is a panasonic, its in the $400 - $500 price range and has a 5 star rating on amazon. I'am hoping to get the new camera by the 2010 holiday season. That way I can film videos about thanksgiving and christmas.
One of the cameras I'am using right now cost about $325. it does ok, but does not show the colors very well. Black shirts and dark greens look like a brown color.
Depends on what you want...
I got a video camera about six years ago and spent $500. Then we got a point and shoot a year later that took "mini-movies" and haven't used the video camera since then... so now I have a $500 paperweight.
It's amazing what a point and shoot camera can do for video... but it also depends on how good you need it to be.
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Last year $500 spend on a video camera.