I've just checked out Blu-Ray camcorders which record HD video onto BD discs and hard disc. Hitachi, Sony, Canon and Panasonic have all launched products. If you get a disc based camcorder, I'm sure you'll be able to play your recorded footage on your existing blu-ray player without issue. I'm not sure about the editing facilities the cameras offer, so it's worth finding out, especially if you don't want to buy a Blu-ray recorder as well, seeing as you already have a player.
Facilites on offer vary from make to make and model to model.It's really well worth reading as many reviews as possible from both specialist magazines and general public. This will give you a good technical information and personal views on a product.
Downloading the relevant instruction manuals from the manufacturers' websites will also allow you to see how the equipment works
You would also need to buy blank BD-R or BD-RW discs for HD capture. DVD's won't be suitable because they are standard-def.
I have been using a mini-DV standard definition video camera for a number of years. I'm going to Hawaii in January and am considering this trip as my "excuse" to move up to an HD camera. I like the SDHC card types (Canon, in particular).
A while back I purchased a Phillips DVD recorder that I used to transfer my large library of standard definition videos to DVD. I want a similar capability for the ones I do in HD. I have a Blu-Ray DVD player. So my questions are:
1. What type of recording device do I need - either standalone, or attached to, or built into, a PC?
2. What DVD media will I have to use?
3. Will they be playable on my Blu-Ray player?
4. Am I asking the right questions?
5. Are there other considerations?