I am thinking about buying an 720p HD Mini DV camcarder to replace my 480p SD (Standard Definition) one. I heard from my uncle that there isn't much of a difference recording HD video onto regular SD tapes. Is there any noticeable difference at all? I record LOTS of family videos I don't want to get an HD camera if I can't record onto the cheaper SD tapes.
It would be nice to get the full 720p on the tape, but I'd be happy with 600p. I mostly want it so I can apply an image stabilizer to my family videos without the video blurring in SD.