I am after a camcorder that is both small, has great quality can take Memory cards and is around £150. Any ideas? Thanks
But no optical zoom! To me a Camcorder is primarily intended for recording movies. Audio is of secondary importance - it does have to be reasonable however. Apart from school children making their own investigative video I have never ever seen a domestic camcorder used with an external mike. A flexible variable speed optical zoom is IMHO essential.fyi
kodak zi8 (now less than £100)
new kodak playtouch
new flip ultra HD 3rd gen (has new flip port)
all have mic inputs
And any of innumerable sports events or pageants or parades or family events incuding 90th birthday parties then lack of zoom also = video fail. Apart from the odd you tube video content why would these people who use mikes think that anyone is going to watch (and listen ) to what they record? If my dentist made a video to promote his practice - I would move to another practice! If I seriously wanted to promote a business using video I would get a professional in rather than mucking about with the likes of a Playsport / Mino etc.this is getting interesting..
like i said earlier if you want to film your kid at sports day or school play then lack of zoom = video fail!
it all depends on usage