I’m looking to buy a camcorder for YM, a youth organization. Can you recommend some?
My requirements are; it has to be HD and it has to have input or boom microphone. What are some suggestions if our budget was; $300, $1000, and no budget restriction.
Speaking from a marketing perspective, this is a tough question to answer for someone else, especially with the wide budget range you’ve given me for a couple reasons.
Cameras are a means to an end
Your organization has specific business goals. I can give recommendations within the context of your goals, but I don’t know what what your organization’s goals are.
Take into consideration technical ability and capacity
It’s difficult to recommend a camera without knowing the technical ability and capacity of the organization or individual(s) who are responsible for producing content. With regards to technical capacity, I’m not just talking about knowing how to use the camera. In addition to the production process, you also have to keep in mind the editing process. More sophisticated cameras may require more sophisticated editing systems.
The simple answer
For the purposes of answering your question with simplicity, I’ll provide for you a framework of options.