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video cameras

In an effort to assist you in choosing a video camera, we have provided some information and resources to answer some frequently asked questions when purchasing this type of equipment. You may also submit a consultation request form if you would like to consult with an ITS member about which video camera will best fit your needs.


Support: Information Technology Services staff can assist you with using this technology, but are not certified to address hardware failures; therefore we strongly recommend you purchase any warranties or service agreements that are available.

Vendor: E-mail requests for pricing and questions to our recommended vendor.

B&H Photo and Video

Samuel Zaklokofsky:

Phone: 800-947-8003800-947-8003 Ext 7741

Fax: 212-239-7759


  • Please note the BC contract #MC10-B11 in your email.

There are a wide variety of Web sites that provide information on selecting a video camera.  We have provided links to articles that may help to answer to some frequently asked questions.


software/hardware help iconNeed help selecting software or hardware? 
An ITS staff member will work with you to determine which software or hardware best fits your needs. Use the consultation request form


Models used successfully on campus:

Sony HDR-CX220 HD Handycam Camcorder

Sony HDR-CX220 HD Handycam Camcorder (Silver)

  • Full HD 1080/60p Video and 8.9MP Stills
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Zoom Lens
  • 27x Optical Zoom and 32x Extended Zoom
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 2.7" Clear Photo LCD Display
  • AVCHD and MP4 Recording Modes
  • Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Built-in USB Cable
  • Direct Copy and Highlight Playback

Estimated Price: $ 200.00

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition Camera

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition Camera

  • Supports 4K, 2.7K, 1440p & 1080p Video
  • Capture 12, 7 or 5-Megapixel Photos
  • 12-Megapixel Low-Light Image Sensor
  • Wide Angle 6-Element Aspherical Lens
  • Camera Housing Waterproof to 197' (60 m)
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & GoPro App Ready
  • MicroSD Card Slot & Micro HDMI Output
  • Wi-Fi Remote & Basic Mounts Included
  • Wi-Fi Remote Has 600' Transmission Range
  • Control Up to 50 Cameras at a Time

Estimated Price: 330.00


Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCCAM Camcorder

Panasonic AG-HMC150 AVCCAM Camcorder

  • 1/3" Progressive CCD
  • 1080 60i, 30p, 24p / 720 60p, 30p, 24p
  • AVCHD Recording
  • Wide Angle 13x Zoom Lens
  • Full Manual Controls
  • Dual XLR Inputs
  • Cine-like Gamma
  • Dynamic Range Stretch
  • Records to SD/SDHC Cards

Estimated Price: $ 2,650.00