I just need some general help, I don’t seem to be able to really find something that might suit my situation and would like to use this sites users expertise.
I was looking into getting the Sony DCR-HC51E for fun. A nice cheap solution.
I am thinking of getting it for Glastonbury Festival, despite it being a reasonable amount, I am willing to take the risk in it getting trashed.
However, you can get long life batteries, yet in the UK they seem to be around £70 (and I cannot find typical hour use) yet I have found a store in the states selling the same one for a massively reduced $32.
Am I looking in the wrong place?
I guess a few questions.
1. Is there a better solution for a weekends worth of video and fun
2. Where can I get decently priced tapes and batteries (want to take two big batteries and limit recording over the weekend)
3. Where are the best places for these (both Camcorder and Batteries)?
I am really fishing in the dark here and not sure what I should take into account and consider.
Looking further I found this about third party battery issues with the Sony cam - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/forum/cd/...NGJ879Q FDTBK
Jesus, cant anything be simple?
I liked the price of £130 for the unit, I always knew batteries and tapes would be extra. The Memory card camcorders seemed a lot more.
Am I missing a trick, I hope I am.