I'm after some advice, so i'll try not to waffle.
I'm researching which camcorder will be most suitable to shoot video, mainly of live concerts in small venues, but also to interview people on the street.
I'm a big fan of canon equipment, so i've been mainly looking at their products.
My budget is roughly £600. Perhaps I don't need to spend as much as I think I do; but while I definitely don't need state-of-the-art equipment, I don't want to have to upgrade for a good while after my purchase.
The two i've been looking at are (in no particular order) 1) Canon FS22 Digital Camcorder and 2) Canon Legria HF200 High Def SD Camcorder.
I'm very naive and certainly won't pretend to be an expert.
I'd really like something fairly low-maintenance, should give decent quality video in dimly lit places, have the ability to take stills, and have a decent amount of memory.
I will not be producing feature movies, just live music and interview footage (roughly 3-5 mins of video i'm guessing for each clip), so I don't mind if the video has that 'home video' feel about it - as i'm mainly shooting new bands.
Will it be possible for me to edit video through iMovie and then upload it to my website using adobe flash? (again, I don't intend to out-do Scorcese!)
Is HD or SD better for me?
Or am I just as well buying a brilliant camera which shoots video as well, ie Canon EOS 500D?
I know this is probably really basic stuff for a lot of you, but any help, recommendations, or advice will give me confidence moving ahead with my idea.