Decent HD camcorder and external mic

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  1. bristolrich

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    Guys wondered if anybody can help?

    I am looking to buy a decent HD video camera to help take videos of interviews and reviews etc. Think I need an external mic as well.

    Don't want handy cam or anything too heavy either.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Budget, Budget, Budget.

    Camcorder,
    Microphone(s)
    Computer (e.g. quad-core ).
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, will look up the canon.

    12harry, but which ones would you recommend?
     
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    Canon XA10
    Canon XF100 (smaller)
    Canon XF300 (bigger)
    Sony PMW-EX1 (good quality)
    Sony PMW-EX3 (less good quality)
    DSLR? 5D MKii, 7D etc

    Panasonic AG-HPX250
    Canon XL H1
    JVC GY-HM100 (fairly cheap and small)
    Sony HXR-NX5U
    Sony NX70U (pretty compact etc)

    The first 6 I have used etc, the last 5 I have not.

    As harry said though, budget??? For all I know you may really want a £25,000 PMW-500.
     
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