Hi, I need to buy my first camcorder. Sorry, I'm new here but I hope this is the right place even though it's about Panasonic's only. I couldn't find any other place for this topic.
Anyway let's get to the point. I've a very low budget: max 450 . And here's what I need:
- Full HD 1080p (50/60p).
- Optical Stabilizer.
- I don't need it to shoot very well with low light since I will shoot only with daylight. Outside and inside.
- If possible Optical Zoom 20x and more (this is more like an optional)
- I will use it to record short film and other scenes that later will be edited with Adobe Premiere Pro and I'll also add effects with After Effects.
I've already seen some models from Sony (CX130 and CX115) and Panasonic (SD90 and SD90) and some models from Canon. I read lot of stuff about these cams and about its features, but I'd like to be advised on something that suits my needs (my work with it).
Also I'd like to know what is best, the 60p, 60i, or 30p for the things I will do? I guess 60p is better for editing but I'm not sure.. And also about the AVCHD codec that those camcorders use to compress the finished video, it seems a camcorder standard today and I read it is not the best one to be edited but I tested some samples on Premiere Pro (last version CS5.5), and it's just a bit slow editing but I don't think it's a problem..
So that's it. Waiting for your advices. thanks.