I am looking to purchase an HD camcorder with good all around rating from low light to action shots. Seeing as full hd versions are more expensive I may go with a 720i but would prefer not too.
My budget $500.
Comments about the budget are in as much as you cannot get it for this are not to post or find me something that might work instead. Thanks.
So far my search results have been unsatisfactory. It is also as you may know a pain to find direct consumer experiences feedback which is why I am posting here. I have around 3 weeks to find a suitable quality camcorder.
My thoughts on what I would prefer are solid state disk and or with a dvd option. Higher the capacity on the memory support the better and a dual card option would be a plus. - It would also be nice to have a water proof version as well and all scenarios on this would be appreciated. - Some that I have seen are not really hd cams so if you happen to post one I will somewhat disregard your comments over other better suggestions. I do not want a hard disk or tape system.
Constructive feedback and personal experience are an additional assistance due to the time frame. After initial research I have concluded that this is where I should post in an emergency with the knowledge of the folks I have briefly seen posted already.
Please post the best possible links to best places to buy and other direct consumer reviews if any. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.