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Best bang for my buck camera for hunting
« on: March 20, 2017, 01:20:22 PM »
Don't know much about cameras but would like to find a good video camera for hunting besides a GoPro, want to find something with zoom and good video quality so I need advice pointing me in the right direction.
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Re: Best bang for my buck camera for hunting
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 02:03:13 PM »
Check out the Sony HX400v. I bought it after watching a video on youtube by altitude outdoors. Its a camera they recommended in this video.


https://altitudeoutdoors.com/the-best-camera-for-hunting/

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Re: Best bang for my buck camera for hunting
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 09:27:46 PM »
There are many choices depending on your budget.  Perhaps stating your budget so that it will be easier to narrow down the options.

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Re: Best bang for my buck camera for hunting
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 07:08:58 AM »
I was thinking somewhere up to 400 would be do able
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Re: Best bang for my buck camera for hunting
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 07:11:57 AM »
I have found I get more pic opportunites with my Iphone
not super great but almost always there and ready
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Re: Best bang for my buck camera for hunting
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 11:51:55 AM »
I was thinking somewhere up to 400 would be do able

I have heard positive feedback on the panasonic fz series.  But I don't know how good the auto focus is on the fz.  The only thing I like to point out is if you are self video taping your own hunt, I suggest getting a camera/camcorder with good auto focus.   With 400 budget, I suggest looking at the canon, sony or panasonic camcorders with 50X (optical) plus zoom.  Also get one that you can set the white balance (not using auto white balance).  In this price range, you probably won't get one with 4K, if you are thinking about it.  1080p at 60 fps is good enough.

I suggest canon HF R800 or panasonic HC-V380K as a starting point.

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Re: Best bang for my buck camera for hunting
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 01:20:15 PM »
Look at the Canon SX 60, 85x zoom and better low light performance than the Sony.
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