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Originally Posted by nemloc
I'm looking to get my first HD camcorder and after reading the forums here, some reviews, and the various manufacturer's sites it seems that the Sony HDR-SR1 is the front runner. My primary uses will be filming my kids, family events, and some sporting events. Some questions:
1. I don't have any experience with an HDD based camcorder, what kind of failure rates are people seeing due to embedded hard drives?
2. The various HD formats: it seems that I can download any of them to my computer and transcode them as needed, is that true? Any pro or con to the HDR-SR1 format?
3. Anyone got to play with a pre-release version of the HDR-SR1? if so can you comment?
4. How do HDD camcorders compare to MiniDV in general? The runner-ups have all been MiniDV based HD cameras.