Please help novice buy camcorder for recording child's music
by EsmeH - 10/22/07 7:27 AM
I have such a headache trying to figure out from the dozens of reviews which camcorder would serve me best.
I am confused about what type of camera...tape/DVD/ memory stick, etc. My computer doesn't upload DVDs (but I suppose I could get the software necessary) so I wasn't contemplating editing capability, but maybe I should....Latest technology seems to be direct to hard drive, but then I would need to be able to burn that to a DVD....as I do want to be able to copy and send DVDs.
I think my specifications should be:
good in low light
good image stability
best possible sound quality with microphone jack (which kind ?)
good quality visual image
My price tage is around $5-600.
I do need to make this decision as someone wants to take a recording of my daughter to share with some important folks in Europe. Could be a great opportunity for her!
I appreciate any and all input........I do see that Sony, Canon and Panasonic are the three most mentioned brands, but then all have so many different models and options!