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Old 01-08-2019, 12:03 AM   #1
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Best camera for $200 - $300

I saw Casey Neistat giving high praise for the Canon S120, but his video is over 3 years old and the S120 is apparently no longer made. But is it still the best camera for video, used in the $200 to $300 range?
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S120 has no lens options... for that budget I would go for a G6 or G7.
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:31 PM   #3
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You've been around indietalk long enough to know you need to
be more specific when asking for "the best" anything.

The "best" for vlogging?
The "best" for action?
The "best" for traveling?
The "best" for narrative or documentaries?

But to answer; yes, the S120 is still a good camera for video. If
you can get it used in the $200 to $300 range go for it.
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The "best" for vlogging?
The "best" for action?
The "best" for traveling?
The "best" for narrative or documentaries?
I've actually decided to spring for more like $500 to $550. Seems like the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a great choice. This video has me convinced. Nice film look by shooting at 60 FPS.
First and foremost I want the best video "look" for the price, that will keep up with the high quality stills and video that I buy from iStock, etc. Not vlogging, but I'll be shooting footage (static interior interviews, B-roll footage) for YouTube videos. Don't need any crazy zoom power. I want 60 FPS power to do some slow mo. I don't necessarily need a compact camera. Bigger is fine if that gets me a better video "look".
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:39 PM   #5
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For $500 you might consider a Lumix. I have a Lumix G85. The video quality is a pretty good match for my AG-DVX200 except that it can't shoot VLog.

I'm not saying anything about the Canon, it could be excellent. I don't own a Canon.
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I'm about to buy a Sony 6300. Decided to spend more. $739
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I'm about to buy a Sony 6300. Decided to spend more. $739
Hey how is it going with Sony? I'm looking to by Sony as well/ Please share your experience using 6300
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I haven't bought it yet. Waiting for my credit card limit to be increased. Here's a great video comparing the Sony to the Canon G7 X Mark II.
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I haven't bought it yet. Waiting for my credit card limit to be increased. Here's a great video comparing the Sony to the Canon G7 X Mark II.
Very clearly, this compares the Sony to the Canon EOS-80D.
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You started at $200, you are up to $739. That is the danger is buying technology, especially cameras. There is always something better for just $60 more. But if you play that game of leap frog you can end up disappointed. My rule of thumb is go cheap or go big. The middle is where you are "settling" and also investing long term. Cheap, you can possibly get what you need, and you can buy something again next year. Expensive, you can do all you need for the next few years. Be careful in the middle.
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