What camera should I get?!?!?


Oct 15, 2013
Hi everyone! So I need help on picking a camera, I've also sucked at deciding in general. Basically I need it to film videos for my vlog, some of me rambling about some political issue at home and others me filming protests. If it was just videos at home of me talking I wouldn't care that much, but filming protests means the camera has to do well in different lighting, specifically low light, and it has to deal with a lot of people moving around. Another important thing is audio, because during protests I might ask someone some stuff and I'd like the viewer to be able to hear them. I know DSLR's don't do very well in that aspect, although you can buy a separate thing for that.

I'm not sure about budget yet, I am a student though so don't suggest anything more than $800 while I figure what I can afford.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you :)
Here are a couple to consider:
The Panasonic HC-V720 Live Streaming HD Camcorder: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910268-REG/panasonic_hc_v720k_hc_v720_live_streaming_hd.html
Has microphone input jack but no headphone jack.

Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R42 Full HD Camcorder: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/909789-REG/Canon_8152b005_32GB_VIXIA_HF_R42.html
It has a microphone input jack (you can add an external microphone) and a headphone jack (critical for monitoring audio).

Both of those camcorders are under $500


Jul 29, 2011

Should be fairly light! I'm guessing around 5-6lbs?