there is nothing that meets your requirements in the Sony lineup. New, I *think* the consumer version is at the HDR-CX700 series and up. The HVR-A1U (GhostHunters uses it - as does Survivorman) does not meet your 1080p requirement (1080i only).
I'm currently looking for a high-quality camcorder that meets the following requirements:
Full (TRUE) 1080p HD
Night Vision / Infrared capabilities in absolute-zero-light situations.
I am starting up a very professional-grade "ghost hunting" group in my
local area, and I have all of our other equipment ironed out except for
It's strange, but I haven't seen any camera to match this
type of need.
I keep reading about the Sony Handycam series, and yet, I have yet to
find a Handycam on either Amazon or eBay that has Night Vision / IR
Budget is definitely a factor; however I am open to all options. If at
all possible, I would like to stay below $300; although post any +$300
camcorders you find, because I might be able to find used deals on them.
Thanks so much to anyone that can help!