Also, if anyone has any recommendations as to how I can get better image quality out of the SCR-SR40 while I still own it, I would appreciate it.
Currently, I download the videos to my computer and use a program called "Prism" to convert the files to wmv. I then use Windows Movie maker to edit and further compress the videos. I usually compress down to 10MB per minute of video - but at 10MB per minute of video, the video quality leaves much to be desired.
I own a Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 - I shoot a lot of video indoors under relatively low-light conditions and I am very unhappy with the image quality I get from the SR40.
Can anyone recommend a Hard Drive Camcorder that for less than $750 that will give me exceptional image quality (even under low-light conditions)?
I need to dump this SR40 and upgrade to something better asap.