My dream videocam

I’ve been doing a lot of video blogging with a fancy semi-pro video camera, but the work to set it up is starting to get to me.

Then, on the other hand, I’ve recently made a few short video blogs with just a hand-held point-and-shoot, and I just love the spontaneity that comes from the convenience of not having to do any setup, and of just pulling in the video via USB.

So here’s my dream camera that makes the most of both worlds:

  • The camera should be small and light, so I’ll actually bring it with me, and so I can record hand-held if I want to
  • It should probably record on a hard drive or memory card, so it’s easy to get the video out via USB.
  • It needs to be able to take an external mic, preferably 2 lavalier mics, either wired or wireless, so I can get really good voice from at least two people talking.

Oh, mighty lazy web: Does that thing exist on the market today at a reasonable price point?

Thanks in advance :)

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Christiane vejlø

I have the same challenge. I thought I had it solved when I got a Creative HD video cam. Handy and easy to use and with build in usb to plug directly into the computer. I was happy. Until I had to edit my video. Apparently this does not work on a Mac! There is no editing program. I have spend hours looking for a solution, but as it looks now the money for the web cam was right out the window. So yes,, I am still looking. (And have a camera for sale for PC users)
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