Dear Lazy Web: I'm thinking about getting an inexpensive
(<$300) (Let's go $400-$450. I guess <$300 isn't realistic for the features I want) small video camera to take with me on all my Geek Tour stops this summer, starting with Mysterious Galaxy and the Stone World Bistro this weekend.
I haven't had time to do the normal amount of research I'd like to do, but I'm sure at least one of you out there on the interweebs has.
The only thing I know I do not want is something that records onto DVDs. We reviewed lots of those on inDigital, and they all sucked out loud. I think I want something that records to a hard drive or solid state memory instead of tapes. HD isn't that important to me if it adds too much to the price, and I don't have a particular brand loyalty or aversion. I assume that whatever I get will play nice with iMovie. Oh, and I need to be able to pick it up by Friday.
If you've got a suggestion on something to consider or avoid at all costs, would you leave a comment? Maybe we'll have the bonus side effect of building a useful list for other people, too.