I decided to use this as my main camera because of the overwhelming response I got when I used it when my old (tape) video camera wasn't working properly. I love this camera, it takes awesome pictures (I used it as a scanner for pages I needed to send somebody and the quality was crazy!) and amazing high quality HD video!
The downside of this is that it is obviously made more to be a picture camera because it does not have all the features of a real full fledged video camera. For example, I can't zoom in while I am recording which is a huge downfall!! Another thing that really sucks is that it will only let me record for just over 8 minutes at a time. This is frustrating when I am trying to do a tutorial and have to constantly check the time on the camera to make sure it is still recording. I hate being rushed when I am trying to explain something! Which brings me to my last problem! I can't see myself (or the time) while I'm filming. This may seem pretty vain (y do you need to look at yourself while your filming Kelly!?) But it really does help to see where I am in the frame. Especially if I am doing a bun or something and the top of my head is chopped off....just doesn't work lol!
So I am going tomorrow to look into some video cameras. I just thought I'd do a post about it to see if any of you have any suggestions on what to get because I have no idea! I don't want to spend a crazy amount like $1000 or anything, but a good enough amount for a pretty decent camera. There are a few I have looked at online that seem pretty nice.
There are so many options out there, I just don't know what to choose. This is why I am excited to go to Best Buy tomorrow and talk to an actual person about my options! I definitely want a really high quality HD camera, if any of you have any ideas, they would be greatly appreciated!