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Hey guys and gals,

I know nothing about video cameras. I need to find one for my rugby team. We have to film all of our home games this year and post them online for the other teams in the league to watch. So we need a team camera since our current one records to tapes. My budget is $200-$250 (but if i can get away with a lower quality model that would be good).

My requirements are must be able to film a full 80 minutes (so battery life and capacity need to be up to snuff) and all the filming will be outside in the sun. And I would prefer that it records to a common file type. I do not yet know the details about the site we have to upload the film to.

What do you guys recommend?
Edited by joman2055 - 2/3/11 at 7:52pm
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anyone have an opinion on this one?

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post #3 of 8

same thing a little cheaper:



and it will do exactly what you want it too. its cheap because its a samsung, they are not known for quality camcorders but i have never used one before so i cant tell you if its good. i am fairly confident it will be able to do the 80 mins that you require but i would highly suggest getting extra batteries for emergency.

sorry i cant find a link to a spare battery
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that page doesnt exist. thanks though
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http://www.amazon.com/ Samsung-SMX-F44-Digital-Camcorder-Accessory/dp/B003D7DX4C

That's the one he was talking about. Remove the space.
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post #6 of 8
my bad. but yea what you chose is fine. you dont need anything fancy to tape sports events for the archive footage
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post #7 of 8
i have seen canon hv20 going for around 300 used ...its one kick ass camera tht originally retailed for 1.5k if i m not mistaken, used a lot in low budget indie flm making...and its full hd 1080p
if i were you i would look into buying a good used camera in your budget
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yea i dont know of any successful low budget indies that have used a hv20 lol. low budget indies now go with dslr because of the cost you can get out of quality and the fact that the footage is impressively sharp on the big screen
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