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Budget video cam for filming hunts #5601490 02/16/15 06:16 AM
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Whats a good camera for filming hunts? Don't need the best

Re: Budget video cam for filming hunts [Re: spg] #5606700 02/18/15 09:00 PM
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I use a Sony HDR-CX760V that has a 1/2" chip and a 10X optical / 17X Extended lens. I added a Raynox 2.2X telephoto lens to get 37X total. Current model of the camera at B&H photo is $999 and the telephoto lens is $235.

Under that, Sony make a 1/3" chip camera (HDR-PJ430V) with a 30X optical / 55X Extended lens for $599. You wouldn't need the telephoto lens. There are cheaper cameras with smaller chips under $300.

The main things to consider is the chip size (bigger is better)and lens. It seems the better the camera, the less zoom the lens has (most users are filming close up, not long distance). My setup with 37x is still not enough sometimes.
On the Sony's, the Extended zoom does not lose any quality. This is not the same as digital zoom which is poor quality.

Hope this helps.

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What are you looking to do home videos, you tube, or production quality? Gun or bow? Self filming or camera man?


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Re: Budget video cam for filming hunts [Re: spg] #5608167 02/19/15 04:43 PM
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Just film hunts but some of the shots can beyond 600yds so I need something with high power zoom

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I had a Sony that worked well till the local neighbor kid and her boyfriend stole it and pawned it.


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Re: Budget video cam for filming hunts [Re: spg] #5614321 02/23/15 05:04 AM
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I use a go pro. Having said that I know next to nothing about photography. Definitely won't do 600 yards and my videos are amatueristic.



Re: Budget video cam for filming hunts [Re: spg] #5614453 02/23/15 12:42 PM
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"Budget" and "high powered zoom" are mutually exclusive.

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