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For this movie we're on Amazon.com again. Talking about this time, what type of camera you should buy? Boy, I get so many questions about this. Probably half the emails I get, are people asking me, what camera should I get? And you know that's a really tough question to answer, that's almost like if somebody came to you and said, "Hey! What car should I buy?" There's a lot of things that go into that. The first thing you'll probably say is, well, what are your needs, why are you using a camera, what do you hope to do with it, what are the things that are important to you? There are a lot issues here. So I'm afraid I can't answer that for you.
But luckily there is Amazon with all sorts of reviews and prices and all sorts of good stuff to keep you going. I also will tell you that this Canon ZR830 is very close to the video camcorder that I use to record most of the footage like the ducks and the stuff at the zoo, the animals, all kind of stuff, almost all of that stuff is recorded with a very similar camera. I actually use the Canon ZR800, which is a previous model, and it was about the same price, $200.
So not too shabby of a camera. Now I will say that if you're into the $100, $200, $300 to maybe $500 range, you're talking about kind of like a low-budget hobbyist camera. Some of you out there are using Premiere Elements for semi-professional products, so you might want to look in to getting something called a prosumer camera. That's basically halfway in between a professional level and a consumer level. So you may be looking to spend between $1,000 and 2,000 for that. Now another important element when talking about purchasing a video camera is the type of storage, the way that it stores data and that's what we're going to talk about specifically in the next movie.
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