Ok, it might exist. Just not at a price point that I want to pay.
I was trying to come up with items for my birthday wish list for hubby, and I was thinking new video cam. Not that my old camera is bad or anything (JVC GZ-MG505U), but … there’s new stuff that I want .
So, I started looking, and I came up with:
*Flash based storage. Because my current camera has a 30 GB hard drive, and it still makes me nervous that it’ll crash, and I’ll lose everything
*Optical zoom. At least 10X, but 20X if the camera has good built-in stabilization. Screw digital zoom, it’s useless. I’ll just turn it off, so better if it’s not even there.
*Still picture capable, minimum of 5 megapixels. Because it’s nice to get pics sometimes, and they easier to share, too.
*If it has extra removable storage, it has to be SD/SDHC or something like that.
*Good stabilization. Because hand-held just isn’t steady, and it takes too long to fix that crap in post-processing
*Forward facing mic. Seriously… why do I see top/side mics on all these new vidcams? Not good for sound at all.
*Full HD (1080p) resolution
And, I want it all for about $500.
HA!!!!!! Yup, I looked. I can get almost all of that, but it’ll set me back over $1300. Not likely. Guess I’ll just have to go with the JVC for a little while longer. Sigh.