Virtually any of the Canon


Virtually any of the Canon Vixia series: HF R300 at under $300; HF M500 at $525 (Amazon prices as of today) are good starter cameras and well under your max budget. You would do well to look into a number of others in the Vixia line, running from $300 or so to about $1,200 street prices. A good number of folks on these forums have expressed satisfaction with the Canon Vixia line.

I’m sure JVC, Sony and Panasonic all have something similar in options/pricing but Canon glass (the lens) quality remains a deal maker IMHO.

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