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Ok...For those of you that have read my thread Future Geek in Training and for those of you that haven't I will still take your suggestions as well. However if you haven't take a quick second to give it a read. It's linked in my Sig...

At any rate. I am wanting to get a video camera. I have around a 800-1000 budget and want to to be a good one. I figure if I am going to spend the money I want to do it right. ...

I have only owned a couple Sonys in the past, however am open to other suggestions.

I dont have a preferance between medium that it records to (HDD, Tape) since I know they all have their pros and cons. I will be hooking it up and doing video edits with as well. Any other questions before making a suggestion just ask...

Also if you could when making a suggestion. Please say why you are making that suggestion...Its been awhile since I have been in the market for a camcorder so I will be learning things as I go.
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my first suggestion is go with a camera that records to a memory card such as a SD card. its much better and way more efficient than tape and you wont waste time capturing footage from a tape onto your computer.

with that budget you can pretty much go with any sony or panasonic camcorder they all record to cards and HDD now. tapes are old technology and really used mostly in some studio situations and when intentionally used because of preference to that specific format such as some people like using DVCPRO tapes. problem with tapes is you should really only use them once because they do wear out.

overall, with that budget you can get either a used prosumer camera or a new consumer grade HD camcorder
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Bump for any other suggestions...
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I agree with Conspiracy, check out the Canon VIXIA HF S21, the Panasonic HDC-TM700K, and the Sony HDR-CX550V, all very good consumer camcorders.
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