What Video Camera Should I Get For Recording Family Interviews?
April 16, 2014 12:19 PM Subscribe
Looking for a recommendation of a video camera (and anything else necessary like external microphone etc) that is inexpensive but good enough that I won't regret not spending more money. If I could spend $200 that would be great, but if you tell me I'll kick myself for not spending $300 then I can do that.
posted by Mjolnir to Technology (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Before my parents and some aunts/uncles get too old, I'd like to sit them down and record some interviews for posterity. I'll probably sit them down in a nice bright room in a comfy chair - no action shots or noisy environments. I'm planning to use a tripod (so the camera should be able to be mounted on one).
I don't know anything about video cameras. Will this cheap Samsung
do the job? How about this more expensive Sony
? Or do I not want a "camcorder" at all?
Should I get this lighting kit for $40
that was recommended in a previous Ask question
? (That question was a bit different and didn't have enough specific recommendations by price point to be helpful for me...)
Do I need a external microphone like this
Please just tell me what to order on Amazon so that I can record some good quality video and sound of interviews!