Can someone advise me on what HD video camera to buy for working on a long term filming project in rural Africa please?
1, HD quality
2, be lightweight and robust
3, have inexpensive spare batteries and an extra charger
4, good quality sound from built in microphone and able to handle wind noise (for exterior filiming)
5, swapable media storage
6, very easy to use (ie point and shoot)
7, have a robust hard case for carrying the camera and ALL accessories.
8, solar battery charger
The equipment has to be robust and lightweight for transportation by air, vehicle and on foot from the UK to rural areas in Africa. The locations in Africa are 'off grid' but we will be able to charge batteries every couple of weeks, having some way to charge the batteries with a solar panel would be useful. Over the 2 week filming period many hours of footage needs to be recorded, so a way to swap the media storage is a vital requirement. The camera needs to be easy to use but give exellent picture and sound quality for public screenings.
Many thanks, Tony