hi there i was wondering if you guys could give me suggestions on the camera that is going to shoot the best quality. I am looking for something to shoot skiing with. I like to do other edits with weather also. Any suggestions if i have $400? thanks guys
@op: I'm thinking of selling my PV-GS320. Its mint, only used for like 10-15 hours, no use at all considering i've had it for 3 years. I'm way more into photography and need the cash to buy another lens. has a raynox semi-fisheye (retail $100-120), one standard battery, one battery that lasts from 6-8 hours, a bunch of tapes, a case, firewire cable. PM me if your interested, we can work something out.
Everyone who's saying GoPro doesn't know shit...neither do I. Thats why YOU need to tell us what you want in a camera. Are you looking to point it at someting and get it on film? If so, GoPro. Or, conversely, are you looking to learn the basics of videography - the shot movement, the framing and lighting etc - and the ins and outs of a "real" camera? If so, get a real camera.
In my opinion you should get a real camera (I'm hoping you're looking to improve your videography skills with some sort of vigor). Learn how to use exposure, white balance, zoom, focus, and color to your advantage. Videography is very fun, very interesting, but you really cant do shit with a GoPro (there are exceptions, but AbeK is dope...).
Get a real camera.
OP: "If you suddenly skied off a huge fuckin cliff and you only had time to throw one last trick before you died, what would it be?"
Malcolm: "id probably just flail my self to death"
and I'll restate that a Gs320 would be a great choice.
At your price range, HD won't be an option. However you can learn alot with one of these and upgrade to an HD cam in a couple years if you get into it. If you eventually decide that you don't really care for the complicated aspect, you can always just put it on auto and it will be easy to get good footage.
And go pros, I just don't like them. All their footage just has this weird feel to it when there is motion. I don't care if its 30p or 60p, if its at 100% or 50% speed, it just looks sorta strange.
Here is some footage from a gs320.
He is Thisandthatfilms on ns
A Weekend With Brendan Bauer from Jack Atkins on Vimeo.
but anyways, go pros are lazy and not that fun to be honest.