Suggestions for DV Camera Purchase?
March 17, 2005 11:12 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a Digital Video camera but am at a loss as to what to look for, what technologies are on the horizon (that are, perhaps, worth waiting for), etc., etc..
posted by Lactoso to Technology (10 answers total)
Obviously I'd like the most bang for the buck, but I do have *some* requirements:
- Any vids taken will be plugged into my Apple G5 for editing and manipulation. While they will immediately be sent to my parents so that they can view vids of their grandchildren, I also want to provide my kids some footage of their formative years, etc. SO, either USB2.0 or FireWire4/8 is critical.
- Size is not a huge concern, but the lighter and smaller, the more likely I am to carry it around to capture those 'precious moments'.
- Image stabilization is a must as is a serious optical zoom (very infrequently does cool stuff happen close to me - maybe it's my aftershave?).
- Ability to snap digi pix is a plus.