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#1 Federico Casal

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:22 PM

Hi, I'm going to buy myself a new camcorder to my film my early short films, and I wanted to know what's the best camcorder in your opinion that costs less than 1000 u$s. Not professional DV of course.

I was considering the JVC Everio GZ-MG555, that has a 5mp CCD and shutter, aperture manual control, which is something I really like because I can test my photographic abilities, and most camcorders are all automatic... Any comments on this?

Thank you!! :)
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#2 David Bradley

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 08:20 PM

I would save a bit longer and look into getting a used Sony PD 150 or PD 170. You could always go one up but its important to have as much control as you can get of the image and anything like the GZ-MG555 just won't do. Others will probably argue that when your starting its just image composition and capturing thats important to learn but I'm sure your eager to get to grips with more techy stuff - PD 150 is a good place to start.
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