I used to have a few cheap mini dv camcorders. My last one was a canon MV700i (it broke in the end)
I would now like to buy a new camcorder and like the idea of the new hard disk camcorders
I can not work out whether mini dv would be somewhere near the quality of a standard def hard disk recorder or a high def hard disk recorder??
In other words I would like to spend the least amount of money to replace my old camcorder. If a £300 one would be as good as my old machine, i don't want to spend £800.
I should say I use these camcorders for family holidays etc, I am not trying to reshoot jurassic park, a consumer grade machine will be fine.
However i intend to play the videos on a 50 inch plasma, not utube so the resolution and quality has to be at least reasonable...
All advice gratefully received, any ideas on any bargain makes at the moment would be greatly appreciated.
Oh one last thing, i used to use ulead video studio 9. it seems corel have bought ulead and it is now called video studio X2 pro deluxe orgasmic plus or something similar. I would like to use a camcorder that would be compatible with video studio X2 as i like it and can get a cheap upgrade from my old videostudio 9.