Which camcorder satisfies my list of features and is under $300?

Osama Javaid July 6, 2011
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I want these features in one camcorder under 300 U.S dollars, can u recommend me one?
-Full HD (1080p) or at least normal HD (720p) recording
-Digital format recording
-Manual control for focus
-Manual control for iris
-Manual control for shutter speed
-Jack For mic and headphones
-A shoe for mounting lights and mixers
-Screw mount for tripod
-Manual white balance
-Minimum 15X optical zoom

  1. J. Lockhart
    July 14, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Osama, as much as I would like to tell you that there is a camcorder out there that has these features and is under $300, I can't. You see, I remember searching for a cam that was cheap and had similar specs, but it is truly difficult to find one. 

    As far as your price threshold goes, I have a very trustworthy link here that might help you out: http://bit.ly/r6Msww

    The link hooks you up with all of B&H Photo-Video's high-def cams that are under $300. As you can tell, the picking is pretty slim, but there is a wide selection of cams that are a little higher than your price range. However, if you do some searching using the link I gave you, you will find some nice cams. There were a few JVC ones that I fancied.

    B&H is what I would consider to be the top store in the USA. Also, if you want, you can check out their used store right here: http://bit.ly/ql2i3

    Are you a video production major or anything similar?

  2. Osama
    July 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    + a 24fps recording feature