Hi jamaljan – for high


Hi jamaljan – for high quality video, fast autofocus and good low light performance with a $1000 budget, I would get a Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 superzoom instead of a traditional camcorder.


This camera records video at 3840×2160 "4K" Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution – 4 times the resolution of a 1920×1080 "High Definition" camcorder.


It also has a 1" sensor – 8 times the size of the sensor in a traditional 1/3" sensor camcorder.  The larger sensor gathers more light, which means better low light performance.


Here is a recording of children singing indoors at 4K (please watch at your monitor's highest resolution):





Here is the camera recording at 4K resolution in the hands of a professional videographer:





The camera can also record 1080p HD video at 120fps for slow motion:





And a Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 bundle with an SD card and camera case costs less than $900, so it's well below your $1000 budget limit.


Hope this is helpful and good luck!



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