Buying a video camera under 500$

Excustic

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Hi guys, sorry if the category I chose isn't very correct but I can say at least photography and videography are my hobbies...
So, I want to buy a camera in the future, a video camera because I have cameras that are able to capture pictures only.
I saw a lot of reviews and video test of a lot of cameras like Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Panasonic hc-v770 and more...
I have to say I'm not proffessional and I'm not an expert, I try to understand things about cameras like ISO, shutter speed, white balance and more...
So this is why I'm writing this, I don't want to buy something that will perform bad or at least not in my standarts...
Because I am a beginer I want to buy a camera at the region of 550$ (if you find some under 550$ that'l be better).
I am not an adult so I can't spend a lot of money just on camera...

Thank you very much if you read the whole thing :)
If you recommend about any camera, it'll be great if you'll give me a little reason why buying it :)
Sorry if it was long but I'm trying to be honest and give to most detail you need.
 

kenrivers

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Absolutely it is worth it. Nikon has an excellent reputation and makes quality cameras and lenses.
 

kenrivers

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I looked at the specs for the following four camcorders that fit in your price range:
Panasonic HC-V770K
Sony 32GB HDR-PJ540
Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52
Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R62

Between those four I prefer the Panasonic HC-V770K for the following reasons:
Larger sensor size than the others
Higher effective pixel count than the others
Wider angle lens than the two Canon camcorders (Sony does have a slightly wider angle lens)
Can record HD MP4 files at 50Mbps
 

Excustic

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Thank you very much :p
But I chose that I will buy in my country and not from ebay or amazon. I checked the price of these cameras an its too high for me. I have last question what do you think about Nikon d3200?
I watched some reviews and everyone recommends and says it's the best for beginners, I know that it can shoot 1080p (30p if i am not wrong). I found that the price of Nikon d3200 body (in my country) is 320$. Is it worth it?
 

kenrivers

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Absolutely it is worth it. Nikon has an excellent reputation and makes quality cameras and lenses.
 
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