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Old July 17th, 2013, 10:33 AM   #16
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Re: Cheapest Camcorder with full manual settings.

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Thanks for all the replies guys. I'm finally getting around to researching these cameras and as usual, it's difficult to find a review that actually comes out and says that the video settings are manual - especially since most of the reviews focus on the still aspects of the camera.

I just wanted to double check with everyone to confirm that the Panasonic LX7M, Panasonic FZ200 and the Canon EOS M actually have manual settings for aperture, shutter and gain/iso while the camera is in video mode. The only reason why I'm suspicious, especially in the case of the Canon - is that Canon's DSLRs in the $800 - $1000 range don't have full manual controls while in video mode.

Any further feedback would be appreciated.
I own an EOS-M. It has FULL manual control in video mode: aperture, shutter, and ISO. You have the option of auto ISO in manual mode. You do not need 'Magic Lantern.' The EOS-M also has full manual control of audio, with the option of a limiter. Neither the LX7 nor the FZ200 have manual audio control.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 07:56 AM   #17
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I own an M also, it is a great video cam for a ridiculously low price. Beyond that look to Panny for a camcorder. I have a tm900. Lots of manual controls.
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