I'm about to go out to India to make a film about fair trade cooperatives. As a pretty small female wanting to travel light, often alone, i'm needing a small and lightweight but decent prosumer camcorder.
I have a limited budget and right now have the choice between a brand new (old) PDX10 or an old A1 with a faulty firewire connection - it doesn't work at all so would either need repairing or to use another sony camera to upload tapes.
They're both around the same price - which would you say i should go for? I know the A1 is the better make generally but i'm wary of spending considerable money on a camera which is broken and has a lot of recording hours on it already.
But, would really like a second opinion...