I studied Film Production Technology at university, and now i've graduated i'm looking to work on some videos to boost my portfolio. While i was at uni, i mainly focused on the post production side of things, so i'm a bit lost when it comes to camcorders. During my course i used Canon XL1s and XL2.
I'm now looking to buy a camcorder for myself, but i don't know where to start, really. Ideally i want the best value for money for under £500 (i'm only working part time at the moment). Buying a second hand camcorder is a very real possibility if it means i can get a better product.
I'm not worried about HD, but i'm ideally looking for the best value-for-money camcorder. If anyone can point me in the right direction to get started i'd be very grateful!