Replacing my brother's old camcorder with something slightly less old
October 21, 2011 12:55 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a decent HD-capable video camera to replace my brother's old Sony Handicam

I don't want something brand new, however, as I don't have that much money to spend on him. Ideally I'd like to find something a year or two old, shoots 720p, and is similar in form and function to his old camera (though I'd definitely prefer something that uses SD cards instead of MiniDV tapes). No Flip-like pocket cameras or P&S digital cameras capable of shooting video.
posted by Venadium to Technology (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A specific recommendation needs a specific budget, but I'd recommend anything in the Canon Vixia line.
posted by Cortes at 1:01 PM on October 21, 2011

Good point, I suppose I should have included that. Something around $250-$300 would be great.
posted by Venadium at 1:03 PM on October 21, 2011

The Vixia HF R200 might fit the bill. $329, records to SD cards, has good reviews. I've never used this particular model but I've used other Canon HD cameras and have always been pleased with the image and build quality.
posted by Cortes at 1:10 PM on October 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

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