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For Web video, even your Hi-8 should be fine. I have a Samsung Hi-8 (about the cheapest you can get – $189 USD) and, in good light it did pretty well for Web video. It even had a jack for external mic.
The three main things you want to pay attention to is:
1. External mic jack so you can get good audio.
2. Either ability to shoot in low light (low Lux rating), or have good lighting.
3. Ability to bring non-compressed video files into your computer.
Lastly – get a tripod and use handheld moves sparingly.
Hey, I bought a Hi-8 camcorder a couple of years ago, without knowing anything about videography. I later found out, how s*** they were, I was thinking of buying this:
Basically, I just want to be able to upload stuff onto my computer, edit it and host it on YouTube with reasonable quality. Will this do it?
P.S. I know virtually nothing about cameras, so translating to idiot language would help 🙂