I've been to a few events over the so called Summer of 2008 and I can't help but notice how few camcorders you now see at events. Am I imagining this or do you notice it aswell? I've been to a few weddings, christenings, festivals etc and you could count the number of people with real camcorders on the fingers of one hand.
Have they had their moment in the spotlight and are people now losing interest in recording events to either keep on tape or put on dvd? Obviously stills cameras and mobile phones (Grrrrrrrrr) are as popular as ever so what is happening to camcorder purchasing and usage.
I've also noticed that one or possibly two consumer and maybe even prosumer formats are coming to the end, those being mini dv and mini dvd as flash memory and solid state are snapping at their heels. The storage capacity needs to go up and the price down and that's all it will take for them to take over. When you look at how much the price of mini dv camcorders has dropped in the 3 years I've been on this forum I begin to wonder how much longer will it be around.