I hope you can help with some knowledge of cameras that will help me to continue with my interest of videography.
I recently suffered a very rare stroke called a Thalamic Stroke, my symptoms are complete numbness from the centre of my body, down my entire left side, my hand is only about 50% of what it used to be, it's useable but intricate things are tricky. I am predominantly right handed so basic operation of my 2 3ccd units is normal, but as they are palm size I am unable to steady them with the left as good as I used to, hence when recording sport aeroplanes the ability to keep the movements smooth has reduced especially, as you can imagine, when closing in on the action.
I am considering buying a larger unit, even a shoulder mounted camera, my budget is £1800 ish and I would like to know if mini DV is still better than hard disc or data card recording, and if my budget will allow for a High Def , variable rate/50fps, and maybe an iris adjustable (depth of field adjustable) camera.
Which cameras would you advise trying?
Also any advice regarding steadying of suggested cameras to enable good shooting of model airplains and helicopters
And are there any shops or companies within a 100 mile radius of Stevenage Herts with a good selection of units that can be handled/tried?