Best night/low light camcorder for us$600 budget?

j-n-r

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Greetings, I am having a hard time trying to figure out which camcorder could meet the following:

-1920x1080p @60fps video
-decent optical zoom (30x?)
-good night/low light recording capabilities.
-not sure about megapixels but..decent megapixels??

Im not looking for those cameras with projectors or stuff like that.

I did some research, but I just get lost with some specs. I will show you what I found:

so, I was doing my research, I had in mind the sony CX-330 or CX-380 but I get confused because I dont get the sensor size at all, they put something like " 1/2.88" " I dont really get it.

I found the cx-330/380 have a 3 lux sensitivity, and I found some models from panasonic with a lower lux (I also found that they couldnt make 60fps @1080p video)


My goal is to get a decent video camera, a maximum budget of us$ 600, capable to meet the requeriments I wrote above, because I am starting to record some events at night and my actual camera (is very old, is a joke lol) gets so defocused with lights from cars (I actually record drifting competitions, the smoke seems to cause some defocus too)

I dont really know where to ask this. It seems like a dead end, the good cameras are so expensive, they are over us$1000, I will need like 6 months to reach that budget.

just for the record, I will show you how my camera record at night:
[video="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOGM-wFltgs"][/video]

Hope to find some help, I dindt know where to ask this.\
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sorry for my bad english,**
 

kenrivers

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Panasonic HC-V750 Full HD Camcorder
High Definition
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (17Mbps)

Lux
1400 (Standard Illumination)
2 (Scene Mode Low Light with 1/30 Shutter Speed)
1 (Night Mode (Color))

20x Optical Zoom

Sensor: 1x 12.76 Megapixel 1/2.3" MOS Sensor



Charts of sensor sizes that may help you understand sensor sizes a little better:
http://images.gizmag.com/inline/camera-sensor-size-12.jpg
http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2013/10/sensorsizes.svg-100056837-orig.png
http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=0CAUQjBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fassets.sbnation.com%2Fassets%2F843868%2Fsensor-chart-300.jpg&ei=FMRfVN-9OIeiNoGrgrgP&psig=AFQjCNGdgQJ0fyE3giysRZqi_FFNhz40Bg&ust=1415648661005633

The CX330 has a small sensor which will impact low-light performance. Sony's are not known for the best low-light performance and the smaller the sensor size the poorer the low-light performance will be.
 

j-n-r

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WOW!! you really get the point, I just read everything from this cam and started to compare, you know best kenrivers!!!!! thanks a lot!
 

kenrivers

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Glad I could help.
 
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