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Camcorder/Camera under $250 for filming indoors

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I'm looking for a camera or camcorder which shoots video at 720p (preferably 1080p as well) and preferably MP4 format since I will be using it to upload videos to Youtube. I rarely take pictures, but if it is a Camcorder I would prefer if it takes at least decent pictures. This camcorder/camera will be used 95% of the time indoors with strong lighting.

My budget is $250. I am willing to go like $5 over if something nice pops up.

So far I have these in mind:

Cameras

Sony HX5V:


My dad has this camera and I have used its video feature several times and I really love it. The only problem I have is that it takes 7 seconds to fully zoom in (optical zoom).

Nikon Coolpix S8100:
The reviews are nice and this camera also shoots 1080p video, but I have never seen it IRL before. Still, it looks like a decent camera and the specs are extremely similar to the HX5V


Camcorders

Samsung HMX-Q10:
Looks extremely cool and is very lightweight. Videos I have seen on Youtube make this camera really stand out. Zooms in pretty fast too. I have no idea what the stills look like though.


Are any of these good options, and what else would you guys recommend?
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none of those say what file format they save video in. if you are wanting both photo and video and want both to be good your best bet is going to be the camera since camcorders do not take that great of stills.

i will warn you it is not going to be top notch quality but you will get good bang for your buck out of either of the two point and shoot cameras you posted.

just keep in mind that $250 isnt a lot to get good photos and video out of one device
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