Camera for long videos in decent quality

plurfect

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Dear wonderful members of this forum,

I'm don't know much about video and camera. I only want to record long videos which is a crisp and beautiful to watch.

Would you please help me with your expertise, and suggest a camera/cameras for these uses? :)


- Long, continious video recording (1 hour or more).

- Video recording in 720p or 1080p, as long as it is good and generally accepted as satisfying to the publics eye.

- Ability to take decent photos is cool, but not required.

- No need for wireless/WiFi/blutooth/whatever stuff. As long as I can turn off the wireless stuff, it's fine :)

- An affordable price is prefered, cheap and good = home run! No more than $500 (preferably lower <3 ).

- For some reason, I'd like a Canon, but you definitely know more about cameras than me :)


I don't care if it's considered a video camera, a digital camera og a compact camera.


THank you so much in advance!
I really appreciate it :love:
 

kenrivers

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If it's Canon you like then you might want to consider the Canon VIXIA HF R400 Full HD Camcorder ($199 @ B&H Photo - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/909788-REG/Canon_8155b004_VIXIA_HF_R400_Full.html until Nov. 27 and $199 on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Canon-VIXIA-R400-Advanced-Camcorder/dp/B00AWZFJ22/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385500130&sr=8-1&keywords=Canon+VIXIA+HF+R400+Full+HD+Camcorder).

For less than $100 more and still under $300 you might consider the Canon 8GB VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder ($279 @ B&H - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/909790-REG/Canon_8153b001_8GB_VIXIA_HF_R40.html and on Amazon for $279 - http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Stabilized-Optical-Camcorder-Internal/dp/B00AWZFI8C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385500450&sr=8-1&keywords=Canon+8GB+VIXIA+HF+R40+Full+HD+Camcorder).
 

plurfect

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Wow! Thank you :D

If not Canon, is there any other camera that you would recommend? And preferably without touch, but just buttons, and such :D
 

kenrivers

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Finding one that doesn't use a touch screen may be a bit of a challenge. The ones below have an LCD screen but the screen is not a touch screen.

There are some like the Samsung HMX-F90 HD Camcorder (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/909706-REG/Samsung_hmx_f90wn_xaa_HMX_F90_Flash_Memory_Camcorder.html). It does not have a touch screen and shoots in 720p.
There is also the Kodak Zi12 Playfull Dual Camcorder which does not have a touchscreen and does shoot 1080p (http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-PlayFull-Zi12-Video-Camera/dp/B006L6ZU84/ref=sr_1_1/183-7323130-8533931?ie=UTF8&qid=1385516706&sr=8-1&keywords=kodak+zi12).

Others without a touchscreen:
Panasonic HC-V10 High Definition Camcorder (720p)
Sony HDR-CX220 HD Handycam Camcorder (1080p)
Panasonic 16GB HC-V100M HD Camcorder (1080p)
Sony's 8GB HDR-CX230 60p HD Handycam (1080p)
Panasonic HC-V520 Live Streaming HD Camcorder (1080p)

You may be able to find other but that's the best I can do at the moment. It, at least, gives you a few to consider.
 
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