I'm no expert, just an armchair shopper. In the past I've found that a bulky camcorder doesn't get used much - so miniaturisation is worth paying for. On-bike footage is great, but the general consensus seems to be that without a helmet-mounted cam it doesn't come out well. So I want a top spec lipstick cam from rfconcepts.co.uk, and a Sony DCR IP7 camcorder, just because it's the smallest. Budget permitting I'll also have a Sony C1 Picturebook on which I'll edit video clips and burn them onto CD for posting home.
But all this will cost a bundle!
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