I'm in the market for a consumer HD hard drive camcorder in the near future and I'm currently looking at either the Sony HDR-SR1 or the JVC GZHD7. The Sony uses a single CMOS sensor and the JVC uses three CCD sensors. From my own research I guess the consensus is that CMOS is more effecient (ie. power consumtion) but the CCD's have higher performance. Can anyone confirm this through there own experience?
Also, the Sony claims 4.5 hours of HD recording on it's 30GB HDD using AVC (15mbps) and the JVC claims only 5 hours of HD recording on it's 60GB HDD using Mpeg2(30mbps). Why doesn't JVC use AVC or VC1 to get twice the compression ratio, or does Mpeg2 have much better performance than AVC?
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