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Hi Jerry – if you can stretch your budget by $15, you might want to consider a brand new $515 Panasonic G6 with the 14-42mm kit lens: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575034783&toolid=10001&campid=5337235943&customid=&icep_item=321613840675&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
This is the best value-for-money camera in this price class.
Here are a few examples of the image quality this camera can produce:
It is a capable still camera too: https://www.flickr.com/groups/lumix-g6/pool/
As you get started, you may also want to read a basic how-to book. I recommend “How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck” – which you can download on Kindle for $7.69: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051NHJFU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0051NHJFU&linkCode=as2&tag=videomaker22forum-20
This book was written by Hollywood writer/director Steve Stockman: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1870021/
Steve directed Sally Field in “Two Weeks”: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TV1ST2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000TV1ST2&linkCode=as2&tag=videomaker22forum-20
His book is a great introduction to visual storytelling.
Here is the trailer: http://vimeo.com/24147165
Reading Steve’s book will save you a lot of time and money – and make your movies better right out of the gate.
Hope this is helpful and good luck!
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