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im looking to get into filming my hunts but don't have the money to get all top of the line stuff
can anyone tell me of any decent cameras to start out with?
quality isn't a big concern and I have a camera mount for bow/gun but am also wandering what tree arms are good and durable for the price
im thinking bout getting a smaller camera like a flip or something so I can use that on my bow and then get a better cam for the tree arm I was thinking bout maybe getting a used sony handycam if I can find any or maybe get a new one for Christmas
any suggestions? id appreciate it
 

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I bought a very good, small sony handi cam at wal-mart for $124, i think it takes excellent pictures.
I have never seen a camera mounted on a bow that takes great video when the shot goes off, all you see is the before video, then the bow jumps, and you perhaps see the animal running off. Stick with mounting your camera on a tree arm, or better yet mount it to your tree stand.
 

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Backstrap- Buy the best you can afford in a camera! For tree arms there are alot out there from the Primos arm. I use a 3rd arm now and have used the gorilla tree arm previously. IF your going to buy a small handy cam, best thing I have found is to buy a Stedi-stock and use it. You can use the clamp with it and it will hook up just about anywhere. Also if your looking at a camera for the bow there are a bunch out there. I use a Drift camera on mine personally, it comes with a remote so I can just push a button and it will be on.
 

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The Canon Vixia line is a great place to start. You can get into a good internal hard drive HD camera with decent zoom and low light capabilities for around $300. A camera arm is a must. Lone Wolf makes a great one for small cameras thats pretty inexpensive. I suggest getting the extension. Oak sturdy also makes an awesome camera arm for about $120.
 

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Wildgame Vantage Hi-Definition Infrared Action Cam
You can pick these up online for around 140.00 and they are great, small and easy to use, they come will different mounts and you can even buy a tree stand mount for it or on that will screw into the tree above you. it also takes stills pic too.
 

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i ended up getting a jvc everio hd and a pine ridge pro-bow-cam tree arm and it looks pretty nice and has a decent camera head the cam was like 120 and the arm was 50 so i didnt put too much money in it yet
oh and i got 3 of them little md-80 clones for like 8 bucks each and ones gonna be a hat mount for duck hunting and bowfishing and rod n reel fishing and il prolly put a mount in the corner of my boat and in my tree for second angles i know they aint that great but for 8 bucks i aint gonna complain and they're so small too n lightweight
 
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