Choosing a digital video camera.

I have been interested in amateur movies for quite a while. To make a long story short, I’ve most recently been told that I am to receieve a digital video camera for Christmas. However it is up to me to research the specifics of what cameras are good and which would be most ideal for purchase. (Someone is supportive in my endeavors, I’ll leave it at that <.<) Does anyone here know much of anything about digital video cameras? I thought this would be a good place to ask, aside from various review sites.


I am probably getting a digital video camera for Christmas too. Though $65,900.00 is just barely out of my price range.

It depends on what features you’re looking for and how much you’re willing to pay for them. I don’t want anything fancy. Anything with a firewire port and a microphone jack will make me happy.