Hi everyone,

I'm on a low budget and I'm using my Canon Vixia HF200 as my main video recorder, but need to get a second one for additional footage. This secondary footage will be recording simultaneously from a different angle and only used from time to time in my final videos, i.e. in a smaller boxed area to show both angles for instance.

1. Can anyone recommend a good HD camera that will do this job? (around $200 or less)
2. Will it be ok using a different brand/camera model to dump the video into Sony Vegas with my main? I understand getting the identical camera would be ideal, but looking to cut costs since the footage won't be used much.

Thank you!