read through the camcorder forum sticky. The same principles apply to pro-sumer camcorders.
Likely best bet will be miniDV tape based machines. Windows computers may need firewire ports added.
External mics need to be researched.
Hi i work for a press agency as a photographer but we're looking into getting camcorders for our reporters.
I'm pretty new to video but we're looking for something that
-can produce video quality good enough to air on TV
-can take decent resolution pictures
-compatible with mac os and windows
-quite small to be carried around in a bag
Not looking for the most expensive top of the range as the reporters will only get confused with it and possible lose it so a happy medium would be good. If anyone can tell me what important specs i should be looking at and any models they might have in mind then any advice would be much appreciated, thanks.