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    I'm looking to get a camcorder to do some basic internet-type work (YouTube). What should I be looking for as far as minimum specs and features?

    I know this is open-ended and opinion based, but any suggestions would be good.

    Phil.

    P.S. its not 100% OT as I would like to enter the DJTT 4 deck juggling contest ;-)
    Last edited by pilmat; 05-04-2010 at 11:31 AM. Reason: Correct typo in title
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    Hey phil, I personally have the JVC Everio GZ-MS120, It has dual SD cards and isn't high def, but takes great video nevertheless. here are some examples:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCdlPa-y7LU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W37cRuPKVo0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz2qlO5wUY4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MonW0vDijqI

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    all depends on your budget bro, and whether or not you want flash media based camera, or mini dv, or hard drive based etc...

    also do you just want it specifically to do youtube quality vids, or will you be doing other stuff as well?

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    Thanks for the advice guys (sorry about the spelling in the title, but once posted, you can't change it.)

    OK, went to a few places and settled on a Canon Vixia HF M31. Its flash based (32G onboard) and HD. The two reasons I chose this model is the quality of the sensor and the mic input. It also has a video light and remote control, so should be good for multiple situations.

    Now to start burning down my DJTT "to do" list!!

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    i was actually going to recommend something out of the canon HF series if it was a flash based cam you were after!

    nice choice.... and if you're bored check out some of our videos at www.firestormfilms.com.au

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    These things are awesome, we just started using a couple for snowboarding..HD, rugged as hell and only 300 bucks..I can vouch for the quality. (They aren't limited to being attached to something)

    http://www.goprocamera.com/
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    Im looking at getting a Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10, watch some of the vids on youtube, for 150 bux I would not complain.

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