I hope someone here can help me.
Trying to figure which mini DV camcorder to buy. I am thinking about either:
Sony DCR-HC42 ( 1mb CCD with 7lux)
Panasonic PV-GS65( 3/240K CCD chips with 12 lux)
Currently I have a Sony TRV330 digital8 (800K with 7lux)
I record our family a lot and shoot mostly indoors. I'm looking for a unit that will have better resolution than what I have now. Don't care about still shots. I just want clear video, thus only my listing of chip sensor and lux rating. Before I started doing research I tried the Canon ZR100. Outdoors was about the same as what I have now, and the indoor shots were REALLY horrible! Then I realized that it only had a 640K CCD chip. Now I'm trying to learn more about what's out there.
- Which will produce a better picture? 3/240K CCD OR 'single' 1mb CCD?
- If it is the 3/240K, would the 3 chips record indoors better EVEN with a 12lux rating?
Thanks folks and happy new year!