What camcorder to buy for filming weddings?

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      Avatartonynash9021
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      Hello people, i wonder if i can get some help from you guys. I have been filming a few weddings recently for friends with my Nikon D5100. I have felt that my productions would highly benefit from using a second camera. I have been looking into amater/professional camcorders within a budget of £1000 to £1500 for a second hand camcorder. I have been advised to look for ones with 3CCD, good in low light conditions and with two mic inputs. Can anyone who knows or films weddings recommend a camcorder that i could look into buying? And also advise in choosing a handheld or shoulder mount camcorder? Thanks a lot. Tony

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      Avatarbrunerww
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      Hi Tony – at your price point, I recommend the Canon XA10.  It has two XLR mic inputs, and good perfromance in low light. You can buy one for £1493 new from capitalstores in Manchester via eBay UK.

       

      Here is what this camera can do:

       

       

      http://vimeo.com/29441256

       

       

      http://vimeo.com/31288529

       

       

      Yes, this is a CMOS camera, but there aren't that many modern CCD cameras out there in your price range.

       

      Hope this is helpful!

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

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      Avatartonynash9021
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      Thanks Bill, i will look into the reviews. Can anyone else recommend a camcorder? Tony

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      Avatarbrunerww
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      Tony – please see my updated answer here: http://www.videomaker.com/comment/151816#comment-151816

       

      Regards,

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

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