hey sarge, listen and listen good. i've just recently been through three kinds of camcorders...
Originally Posted by Sgt Grunt
-hard drive camcorder
-$$$ not cheap
-records data uncompressed (supposedly better quality and sound)
-no disc to loose/get busted
-records data into a format that has to be editted/formatted
-SD card camcorder
-inexpensive due to established technology and competition
-ability to take photo's on same card (HD cam's have two cards)
-sound/video compressed due to card type, BUT i've been using a 5mp camera for video for about 4 years, and i can't kill the thing/video quality is great. its a pentax optio that has digital zoom only, but man, great vid quality. if you will be doing lots of zooming, then an optical/digital hybrid (very common, but more expensive) is probably better for you.
-can use microsoft movie maker/standard editing software..no extra cost there.
-just. don't. do it.
- lots of problems
-have to format discs
-discs/data NOT editable
-don't do it.
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