Originally Posted by retroeric
I have a Nikon 3100 DSLR, and the video quality is far superior than what I get from my dedicated camcorder (Panasonic HDC TM300). Is this normal? And if so, why do people buy a camcorder when a decent DSLR can take better video?
Retroeric, I don't think that you quite understand the modern world. How did you test this "video quality"?
When I record a video, and then think about rendering, my first question concerns where/how people will view the rendered image.
Audio? You say nothing and yet, there is something called 5.1 and even a Foley artist.
Good cameras record raw video/audio. With good software, it is possible to edit/render the raw video/audio to a file/disc that other people can watch/enjoy.
As I say, retroeric, I don't think that you quite understand the modern world.