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    Default budget camcorder, good indoors?

    I am looking for a budget video camera (say, under 200 or thereabouts), which doesn't need super bright light to produce good videos. Currently I have a Flip F260, but the videos sometimes have poor quality, especially when taken indoors after dark. My requirements:

    - must work reasonably well under low light conditions (i.e. not just in bright sunshine)
    - if possible, small enough to be carried in one's pocket.

    I was thinking about the Kodak Zi8 HD, but I heard it suffers from the same problem. Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Bruno67; 12-06-2010 at 11:24 PM.

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    In my experience, cameras at that price point tend to all suffer from poor(er) quality in low light conditions. They only really look good in bright sunshine! I can certainly say that the Zi8 won't be any better. You might be better off looking at a second hand AVCHD handheld. I used to carry a small Panasonic SD9 in my jacket pocket (but too big for a back pocket) - there's one on ebay for 1.20 at the moment. Just an example...

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    Thanks, I'm happy to pay much more than 200 if necessary, but I'd really like the camera to be small enough to be carried in my pocket. What would you recommend, going to higher prices?

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