I have just buried my JVC camcorder. I used it on holiday getting loads of footage while at a Harley rally and riding around St Tropez.
Returned home went to rewind the tape and the camcorder just ate the DAT tape. All my footage was gone, the camcorder would do nothing except eject all the tape i had. It is now dead...............really dead.
I want to buy a new recorder and looking at the market there must be hundreds to choose from, so i am look for some first hand insight as to what i want.
It must be relativley small (hand size), record to sd cards, high resolution, have the standard 1/4bsw camera mount, have a DV input. I am not fussed about what format it records in but it must have a good output Divx, Mpg2.
If you think tape is better than SD cards then say so
Also the controls want to be easy to use ie. switching on and off as i will be riding a bike as i recorde and would like to be able to switch the recording on and off easily.
Any and all information will be gladly read