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post #1 of 3 Old 02-06-2008, 02:14 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm having a huge problem finding camera(s) for a trip that I'm taking. I really liked the HV20 but I'm going to be mounting these to my car while driving and the secondary-lens for OIS causes a huge-issue with jittering.

So, between trying to find a camera with a MIC input, records to Tape or Flash in 1080i HD, and with digital NOT optical image-stabilization... I'm pretty much stuck aside from getting a camera that's like $3000.

Can anyone make another recommendation? I found the Sony HDR-HC5, which would have worked, but it doesn't have a MIC input. Damn it! And people say the HC7 has the same problem as the HV20 from Canon.

/me is really discouraged.

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Consider a Sony HC3 (or HC5) with this $20 mic input adapter:


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I tried my HV20 on three different mounts in my car (350Z) and never got any good results. My old SD cameras did much better (Panasonic GS250 and an old JVC). I have read some Sonys seem to do better with vibrations then the Canon.

I just got the Sanyo Xacti HD1000 and so far so good. It is flash based and does have a mic input. Here is a test clip http://sanyoxactiusers.com/forum/index.php?topic=12.0. I will be doing more tests in the coming weeks. I also have the Aiptek A-HD and it does a ok job considering the cost of it.

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