Thanks to fellow BOGS I got to buy the perfect digital cam for my needs(and budget) and am very happy with it (I got the Canon A510).
Next project for me is a camcorder. Since my kids are growing and I want to capture the memories etc. (and I want a new toy )
. What should be the key items for me to look for in a camcorder? I'm leaning towards the MiniDV format since those mini CD burners are way out of my budget (unless there is a compelling reason out there for me to get those CD burning models). I recently got to borrow my cousins Hi-8 format and honestly I think that would be enough to suit my needs (quality is good enough, I have a bunch of Video8 tapes with memories of the past) but the size seems to be out dated compared to those "sub compact" sized ones. Roughly here are my requirements:
Budget = around PHP20-30K
Format = MiniDV or CD
Should be easy to transfer to my PC so I can burn it on VCD / DVD format (in case of Mini DV).
Good for night shots.
I dont really need it to take good still photos (since I have a digicam) so no "real" need for memory card slots.