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Want to buy camcorder with best optical extended zoom

Postby MGadAllah » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:58 am

Hello,
I'd like to document current events in egypt as possible.
Also would like to make it easy for me to capture videos.
So please advise me for what could be the best camcorder with best optical extended zoom.
The reason is that I want to capture from a long distance with clear as possible.
Also please if this need require extra features beside optical extended zoom then please advise and tell.
Also the battery life as long as best.
Thanks a lot,
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Re: Want to buy camcorder with best optical extended zoom

Postby Dave McElderry » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:50 am

Glad to see you're doing okay, especially in light of recent events. Do you know what you want to spend on the camcorder? Your budget will narrow down the possibilities.
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Re: Want to buy camcorder with best optical extended zoom

Postby MGadAllah » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:18 am

Dave McElderry wrote:Glad to see you're doing okay, especially in light of recent events. Do you know what you want to spend on the camcorder? Your budget will narrow down the possibilities.
Thanks a lot for your interest :).
maximum = 700 : 800 usd.
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Re: Want to buy camcorder with best optical extended zoom

Postby sidd finch » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:49 pm

If size is important cause you need to dodge something coming at you.... the Sony DSC-RX100 might do the trick.

http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras ... 26410.html

Looking forward to what you share.

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Re: Want to buy camcorder with best optical extended zoom

Postby momoffduty » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:33 pm

Good to see you post! Hope all is well and stay safe. Would love to see your videos, please share. Good luck with finding a new camera. Extra batteries may be good too.
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Re: Want to buy camcorder with best optical extended zoom

Postby MGadAllah » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:35 pm

sidd finch wrote:If size is important cause you need to dodge something coming at you.... the Sony DSC-RX100 might do the trick.

http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras ... 26410.html

Looking forward to what you share.

Sidd
But this is not a camcorder.
momoffduty wrote:Good to see you post! Hope all is well and stay safe. Would love to see your videos, please share. Good luck with finding a new camera. Extra batteries may be good too.
Thanks for your interest and concern.
Last Friday I've met Robert Fisk at the Ra'baa Square and was not able to capture a suitable video with my mobile (Samsung galaxy duos s).

I am sorry if I did not make myself clear. I am looking forward for a video camera with a very strong optical zoom where I can capture with clear from a long distance.

I've found many models from SONY but do not know which one to pick as I do not know which one has the best optical extended zoom.

But I do not want any professional that is costing thousands of $$.

Thanks a lot my friends and looking for your help!
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Re: Want to buy camcorder with best optical extended zoom

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:48 pm

I haven't used these, but take a look at the Canon Legria HF series camcorders. They have a number of models in your price range with 32x optical zoom and 53x extended optical zoom (not the same as digital zoom which is 1060x -- digital zoom not recommended). For example, Legria HF46 and Legria HF48. They have other models with a large zoom range as well.
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