This is my first post - any advice appreciated.
I have been asked to source a camcorder to occasionally record church services. The intention is to put them on the web to be streamed for the ill or infirm members of the congretation.
I can handle the video editing / streaming side but need help with choosing an appropriate camera.
It needs to have reasonable battery life - 2hrs would be good - 1:40 minimum - I do not have the option of wiring power in.
It needs to handle low light reasonably well.
Sound also needs to be reasonable.
What is reasonable ?
Well I did a test with a flip camera and the results were deemed acceptable but I want to avoid that route as the new ones have a reputation for failure and I do not want to be associated with buying a unreliable product - when it is not my money being spent. I also think that the picture could have been better. The sound does not need to be professional quality - just listenable and it was with the flip.
I was looking at the Samsung HMX-H300which dixons are doing for £229 based on some good reviews on battery life and low noise. However, I am hesitating as I have just read some more reviews are they are not as favourable.
Somebody on here said that the Panny s60 was popular and around £200 but I have searched online and cannot fine it for that sort of price. Ideally I do not want to spend over £250.
Anybody have experience of the Samsung or recommend something else?
thanks in advance.