This is my first post on here. I'm relatively new to this field. Have racked up a fair few hours of shooting but don't really know enough about what cameras are available. There seem to be too much choice! I'm considering buying a used camcorder in I guess what you'd call the "prosumer" range, but don't know what to go for.
I have quite a lot of experience with the Panasonic DVX100B (which I like) and some experience with the JVC GY-HD110E (which I don't).
I don't have a huge budget. The Sony HVR A1E appeals to me (although HD isn't necessarily a must for me). Whatever I buy would be used often in clubs, gigs, or at music festivals, which is why the small size of the A1E appeals to me. Obviously it would also need to perform well in low light. I'd also like to be able to use wide angle and fisheye lens converters.
Obviously I'd like to try before I buy. Does anyone have any tips as to where I could do this around the Oxford/London area?
Or any other camera suggestions and where I could try one of those?
Thanks in advance!