I'd like to buy a new camcorder - I have a Canon MV450 but I don't think this will be up to a new job ... I'll a spectator covering a sports competition in a couple of months (taekwondo).
I'm guessing I'll be stuck on tiered seats a fair way away from the competition so I'll need a good optical zoom, and probably a tripod / monopod. Have no idea if I can even use a tripod in this sort of seating but I've never used a monopod.
I have a budget of about £500. I'd prefer miniDv and I need a firewire output as well.
Any and all advice would be welcomed.