We are having a baby that is due next month, and I know I shouldn't have waited until the last minute to buy a camcorder, but hopefully you guys can help me out. I have only actually really looked a couple times at a couple different stores and both stores recommeded the Canon HFR-10 they had there (between $400-$450). I looked up reviews on that model when I got home, and while there were good reviews, there were a lot that mentioned a grinding noise that was picked up by the mic and could be heard on the playback (don't know how big of an issue that is). I didnt want to mention any models because I am completely open to any suggestions, and really don't know a lot about them. But I would like to keep this under $500 (preferably closer to the $400), and I do have a 52" tv so I would imagine I should go with an HD camcorder. As far as viewing them on discs, one salesman told me I need a blu ray burner, and the other said I could burn them on regular DVDs but need a blue ray player to play them in hi def. So I am not sure which is true there. But I do have a PS3 so I suppose I could always just plug an external hard drive into that to play them. Anyways, I don't want to spend a ton on this, but do want something to record my baby growing up. I appreciate any suggestions.
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6/7/10 at 11:59pm