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hi all,


I'm planning on doing a multi-month bicycle tour abroad and need some of your expert advice on choosing a camcorder. my requirements for the camcorder, at this point:


- portability and durability (this will be packed on a bike)

- battery strength

- suitable for interviews (boom mike compatible? night vision? headphones?)

- able to back up or upload data via the internet to a US-based server

- suitable data format for editing and sharing data online (youtube) and on DVDs.

- cost effective. on this first tour, i'm thinking under $1000, but i'm open to all suggestions.


any specific recommendations, advice on criteria, or good experiences?


Ryan
 

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hi all,


I'm planning on doing a multi-month bicycle tour abroad and need some of your expert advice on choosing a camcorder. my requirements for the camcorder, at this point:


- portability and durability (this will be packed on a bike)

- battery strength

- suitable for interviews (boom mike compatible? night vision? headphones?)

- able to back up or upload data via the internet to a US-based server

- suitable data format for editing and sharing data online (youtube) and on DVDs.

- cost effective. on this first tour, i'm thinking under $1000, but i'm open to all suggestions.


any specific recommendations, advice on criteria, or good experiences?


Ryan

well i would reccomend a POV camcorder to mount on your bike...any HD cam with a CMOS sensor will not fare well on any moving object such as a bike or car...So you can find a nice POV cam to mount on the bars or front fork for under $300 US....


Next, for interviews I would reccomend the hf11 or HF100....both are small and have no internal moving parts other than the lens....They will be easily stowed and offer great options in terms of a shotgun mic hot shoe and or lapel mic....
 
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