I know you guys probably read this same old type of thread every day, so I salute you if you're still continuing to read it. But, unlike some, I have tried my very best to research independently!
I'm at college and therefore don't have a great deal to spend on equipment. I'm looking at circa £500 ($800) and am raiding Ebay at this very second.
This is my first camera and I have no intentions of taking it out to Africa to capture some lovely shots of the Sahel. I'd mostly use it for YouTube videos, music projects and event videography.
Research so far
I like some of the Sony gear, though it is costly - for example, something from the DCR or HDR range. My issue obviously is trying to gage a balance between cost and quality. As much as this is my first camera, I am hoping to get some nice shots. I know Panasonic is popular with a few on this forum. I've seen some of the higher range gear from them and it gets great reviews but does their low-budget equipment offer value for money?
Thanks for all your help in advance and look forward to reading your replies