OT: Why no Prosumer HDD Camcorders ?

Started Jan 2, 2010 | Discussions thread
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JClaude Senior Member • Posts: 2,644
OT: Why no Prosumer HDD Camcorders ?

I know this is OT, but, from what I have there are some people here who know a lot about video as well.

My question is, why are there no prosumer level video cameras, between $2000 and $6000, with hard disk drive recording? Are DV tapes superior to HDD?

I would like to buy a good video camera but the hassle of the tapes, the long time it takes to get them onto a PC and specific PC hardware required just turn me off the idea totally.

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