I am about to embark on several short film projects. My level of experience is very basic; however I did make a few short films at uni. I want to begin to really develop my skills and learn more about advanced methods of shooting on movie cameras. To begin this process I am looking to purchase the best possible camcorder available within my budget (£600-£800).
My brief research has revealed that a used Canon DM-XM2 can be purcahsed for around the 700 mark on ebay.
Also, for a little less I could buy a used Canon Legria HV40.
However, for a few pounds more I could embrace something newer and purchase a Canon Legria HF S21 or S20.
Is it time to embrace the new recording format and relinquish DV tapes? I intend to have the computer power to edit any footage with a mid-spec Apple Mac so perhaps the latest 'consumer' camera will enable me to create the visual quality I am hoping for.
Any thoughts are welcome!