what did you find in the raings area of camcorderinfo.com?
Sometimes compromises need to be made...
Hi, as many here I'm looking at purchasing a new camcorder but there are so many on the market! My use will be the typical family things like vacation. Based on posts I've read I think that a miniDV is likely the best format. I've had two camcorders recommended to me. Panasonic PV GS320 and a Sony DCR HC38. I've checked the internet for owner feedback but don't see much on the Sony other than for a DCR HC36 which seems to have poor resolution. I like the 3CCD Panasonic except for the 10x zoom. I occasionally run across wildlife and think a 32-40x zoom would be better.
I would appreciate any comments you may have on either of the 2 camcorders or any others you may recommend. I'm willing to spend up to $800 if I have to but would prefer to spend less.
Thanks for your help.