Dec 1, 2006, 6:28 AM
Post #1 of 9
I beg your indulgence
I was planning on buying a vid camera when I got my bonus next month but my wife has decided that she need one sooner. I'd like to get one that she can use adn that I can slap a wide angle lense on and use jumping also. She wants to shop tonight and I don't have time to search all of this-shoot me some ideas Thanks
Sorry, I don't update the profile..I can probably cover the number requirements by at least one or two I would normally take the time to research myself, but I've learned that when momma is ready to buy, I'd better jump quick before she changes her mind.
I'd seriously consider that you look into HD of some sort, such as HDV, given that even though the cam is for fun, you'll likely be viewing it in the future on an HD monitor. I'm a bit of a snob, but SD on an HD monitor is worse than just "bad" but terrible. There are only a couple camcorders that fit the profile, but HD is coming on hard. However, there are also lots of used DV cams out there for short term. All that said, with CES only 4 weeks away, if "momma" can wait for a few weeks to see what's new, you might just want to wait. This is the year of several small HD camcorders being announced; I know of at least one CF-based HD camcorder coming.
Do you know if Sony will come out with a HDV camcorder that will be like the PC 105 style, one that you can side mount?
I'm using a Sony HDV A1 top mount now. I would like to have a side mount Sony HDV also.
DSE (D 29060)
Dec 1, 2006, 6:44 PM
Post #9 of 9
Re: [videointhesky] I beg your indulgence
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The HC3 is currently the only side-mountable cam Sony currently has, and it's a far cry from the A1 that you've already got. Let's hope for something new at this year's CES show, Jan 8-11. I'd like to say more, but they'd have to kill me if I did. But...CES will have some killer lower cost, non HDD HD cams to announce.