The HDD camcorders win. DVD camcorders give a lot of problems. For more info about that, search the forum for "DVD camcorder" and you'll see why.
Also, could you tell me where you saw the SR210D because I can't find one hit on google about that model.
My Mini-DV camera is biting the dust so I need a new camera. Have been researching info about both Mini-DVD and Hard Drive cameras. I would love to get a High Def. Hard Drive, but at this time, I don?t have an HD TV or the capability to copy in High Def. from the camera to a High Def. DVD (I was told by a Sony rep. that you have to copy it to a Blue Ray disc in order to get proper High Def. conversion).
I am now looking at a Standard Def camera and don?t know if I should go with a Hard Drive or Mini-DVD. Recording done for family gatherings, outdoor sports (rodeos) and vacations. Looking at going on a 2 week vacation in the fall but don?t have a laptop to download from a hard drive camera to computer which concerns me. Not sure how many hours I can get in highest quality filming. Also, I am wanting to get a VHS/DVD recorder combo to copy old family VHS tapes to a DVD so I?m wondering if I can plug camera directly in to this to get a DVD made of what I?ve recorded.
Don?t have a DVD recorder on my computer, but am willing to get one. Have never worked with video on a computer, but would love to learn how to edit movies, etc. Am comfortable with computers, it's just learning how to work with the new technology.
Important factors for me are definitely image stabilization and hopefully something more than 10X optical zoom. Would enjoy dual record (can take a photo at same time as recording).
Looking at Sony?s and have narrowed it down to 2 Hard Drives ? DCR-SR220 and HDR-SR210D (what does the ?D? stand for?). DVD?s narrowed down to DCR-DVD810 and DVD910.
Would really appreciate some input and help in making the right choice!