Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Mitch I'm not the person to ask. Since my cameras are furnished at work and my hobby now is wood turning and not photography I don't read much about the new cameras. Mine are all still cameras anyway.
I did do some research on video cameras but my search was limited to 3 things. It had to have an external mike input, manual focus (and hopefully manual exposure, and be affordable by me (cheap) I came across the Canon VR900 mini DV. It has the slower to download mini DV but this reduces the cost a lot. I paid $200. The higher end Canon digital was about $600 and had similar functions. Most of the other cameras I looked at didn't have external mikes or wouldn't focus close enough to do detail shots or no manual focus.