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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-09-2015, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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camera buy advice

I'm looking to buy a video camera to film some hunts. My daughter has gone hunting with me last yr. & wanted to start filming her hunts. Not looking for anything high end. Just something lightweight, takes nice videos, etc. Been looking at the Sony's & gopros. Thanx.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-10-2015, 11:21 AM
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Re: camera buy advice

Just my two cents, but if you buy a go-pro, you will need to buy another primary camera as well. The go pro works wonderfully for capturing the up close stuff, but is really not suited for filming anything much past 10-20 yards.

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Re: camera buy advice

I use a Sony Handy Cam. Mine is the CX220. There are other Sony models with different features. Mine is their cheapest model. I also use a Go Pro Black for a few shots. If you look at my You Tube channel you will see the quality pictures I am getting. When You are on You Tube, click the little gear in the lower left hand corner and set it to 1080p HD to get a feel for picture quality. It takes longer to load but you can see what you get with the Sony Handy Cams. Not bad for what you want to do.
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Re: camera buy advice

Google B&H Photo. Good prices. No shipping and no sales tax. I will be getting mine there. Nothing fancy for me either. The cheaper models are under consumer video cameras. I ordered my son's Go-Pro for dirt biking from them. Best price and I received it quickly with no problems.
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Re: camera buy advice

windwalker,can you fix it to a gun?would you be afraid to use it in wet weather?
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Re: camera buy advice

Also check out the Garmin Virb,same video quality as the GoPro,but cheaper.Also,the battery life is a lot longer! I just picked up the original model without all the bells and whistles,from Left Lane Sports,for $98 free shipping.

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I mounted it to a few guns as such here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T35BZFrCLs

But I had trouble when mounted to a gun with more recoil as in here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHKzT3BNjWM

I have used it in light rain as I did here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjALOHJhpy0

Lol...how do you like those plugs?
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I have since taped the battery to the camera with some electrical tape.
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Re: camera buy advice

Thanx for all the advice. Def gonna check out some of your videos windwalker. & will check out that site racks. Kinda ruled out the gopro because it does seem to be for closer shots. Thanx again.

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that sony doent seem to be to big ,I wonder if it could be head mounted some way?the go pro has its place too but not for far away I don't think.
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