is pretty low on the 305...
not so bad on the 405...
Neither made the to 25 in 2006.
And personally, I wish all the DVD camcorders would find their way to a landfill somewhere... In my opinion, their video quality is that bad. And if you use the long play recording speed to squeeze an hour of video onto the disc, the video quality will be even worse, but yes, it will fit. Read the camcorderinfo.com reviews. There are many issues with both of these camcorders (and DVD based camcorders in general). Why people buy them still amazes me.
If you will be walking with the cam, rest assured that the motion of the camcorder and the resulting video will probably turn away whomever you expect your audience to be. "Walking around a lot while filming" is not recommended. If you must, with any camcorder, use of a stabilizing device is recommended - a SpiderBrace or even a manufactured or home made "SteadiCam" device. But please don't do handheld.
If I am not being too nosy, what exactly are you filming these interiors for and who is the intended audience? If good video quality or transfer to a computer for editing is a requirement, you would be wise to stay away from DVD camcorders and consider hard drive, memory card or miniDV tape based camcorders.
I need a budget camcorder to use in low light interior-only situations. I'll be walking around a lot while filming, and only expect to use it up to 6x's per year.
My research so far suggests that I don't want the mini DVD type because the disks can be bulky, expensive, and need to be transferred to view in a player. I'm not a techie and am looking for ease of use and long recording times. Am I dreaming to think I'd be able to get an hour of recorded material on 1-2 disks?
What are your thoughts about the Sony DCR-DVD305? The 405? Should I consider other brands instead that would better suit my usage?