Best camcorder for yoyo videos under 500 dollers?


(J△NW△LF W△LF) #1

Could someone tell a camcorder that takes professional quality yoyo videos for nothing more than around 500 dollers?


#2

There are so many. Any pannesonic, Canon, heck even vivitar sells some good ones. Look for HD camcorders and see what you come up with.


#3

Here’s a couple of options I found with what you are looking for:

Sony HDR-CX260V-Shoots 1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording, 8.9 megapixel images, 3 in. touch screen display, has 16 gb flash memory, and a 30x optical zoom ($448).
A test video:

Sony HDRXR260V-8.9 megapixel still image, 30X Optical, 55X Extended Zoom, Shoots 1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording, 8.9 megapixel images, 3 in. touch screen display, 160 GB hard drive ($499).
A test video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_kf0Bc7_4E

Although, with your budget, you can buy more than just a camcorder.

Nikon D3100-DSLR, 14.2-megapixel, Full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound, and you have the ability to switch out the lense ($549)
A test video:

Or, you could get an awesome point-and-shoot.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V-18.2 megapixel, full 1080/60p video, 20 times optical zoom, and…it’s one heck of a camera ($368).
A test video:

There is a lot out there. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.


(J△NW△LF W△LF) #4

Thanks ,I might go with a canon.


(M.DeV1) #5

I just use my Nikon L120 and even though its 720p everything is surprisingly crisp and clear.


#6

what about one that uses more than 60FPS so we can do some nice slow motion stuff. I hear the HD Hero2 is nice and does 120 FPS and cost around 250$


(M.DeV1) #7

I have an HDHERO2 (for my skiing and longboarding) and yes its a great cam, but hte thing is its an action cam. There’s no screen, no zoom, no major features a standard camcorder would have. It’s very basic to keep it compact and durable. Hardcore action camera, yes. Good yoyo camera, no.


(WildCat23) #8

Ooh, I like the fourth one ronster mentioned. looks good.


#9

I seen a spy gear camera in sunglasses the other day and was wondering if anyone has ever tried that while yoyoing and got a first person perspective shot. if so, does it have decent recording?