deciding between camcorders

camera11

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Hi, we are trying to decide between a few camcorders (e.g., Canon Vixia hrf 700, Sony DCR SR45, Go Pro Hero 5, Sony HDR cx 405, etc.), mainly for family use and occasional kid soccer games. We were hoping to get these answered questioned to help with our decision:

1. Is there a cutoff for optical zoom that we should look for? We read anything above 25x should be good for what we are looking for(?)
2. Is an SD or microSD card better or a hard disk? If the camera takes in an SD card, does that mean we can get an SD card of any size and use it or does the camcorder have an internal limit on memory?
3. Are there any specs we should be looking into for sound quality?

Thanks so much.
 

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Sorry, yes it's about $300, forgot to also ask whether the above mentioned cameras are any better for our use than iphone 6s? Thanks.
 

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Go for Sony HDRCX405
It is an HD video recording handy cam camcorder. This camera is able to capture HD videos of 1080p resolution. It supports optical zoom up to 30x. It comes with a 2.7-inch display for menu use, recording and watching recorded videos. CMOS technology is used for the functionality of optical sensor. Price - $230
 

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Do you think it has similar overall specs to the iPhone 6s? I'm considering it as an additional camera to have around, just because the iPhone 6s (16GB, what I have right now), doesn't have enough storage.
 

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u can use microSD cards with capacity upto 64gb properly with this recorder.....and it has a monaural speaker but u can record videos with dual channel stereo sound
 

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Thanks. Can anyone comment on how the Canon VIXIA hf r700 / r800, or hf r72 / r80 compare to the iPhone 6s camera? Thanks.
 
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