Does anyone know where I can still buy a camcorder that plays Mini DV cassettes? I'm talking here about a basic model rather than the high-end professional jobs. I know this type of camcorder is now a bit old-fashioned but the problem is that I have 25 hours worth of tapes that I didn't get around to putting on DVD or the PC. My camcorder has irreparably broken down, so I'm rather stuck. I've trawled all the major high street shops and on-line sites but none sells this type of camcorder anymore. I know there are shops that will transfer from tape to DVD but with 25 tapes that will end up costing me more than I would expect a camcorder to cost. I'm hoping to buy a new one rather than second hand so I can be confident the tape heads are in good condition.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.