On 12/19/2010 2:48 PM, Matt Sohn wrote:
>>> For video I use a Sanyo Xacti CG-10. It records 720p HD video and
>>> shoots 10mp photos.
>>> About $130 at Radio Shack.
>> Does it have mic inputs? The only inexpensive HD video camcorders
>> that record on SD cards I've seen with mic inputs are Canon.
> No mic inputs, but the built in stereo mics are not half bad.
> That's why I have the Zoom.
> -Matt Sohn
Unless you can sync the zoom's audio to the video, the use of a camera
without external mics is useless to record a conference presentation or
anything else where you must get the microphones up close to the speaker
or performers. A camera without mic imputs is useless except for home
movies of the kids or sighseeing. You don't make a video of a speech to
see the speaker, you do it to HEAR him, and maybe also SECONDARILY to
Check out the new line of Canon cameras, some of which have mic inputs.
Anything that doesn't have mic inputs is a toy.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]