I wasn't sure how photography folks felt about motion pictures so I decided to this might be a better place to post...
We are planning on covering a lot of ground over the next 6 months or so and I've recently grown an interest in video...not so much for me, but for family and friends who can't be with us on our ventures seem to get a better sense of surrounds compared to still shots.
Here's what I'm looking for:
1. Idiot proof! I'm not a tech whiz so I just want something I can put in a card reader and POOF it is a movie on my MAC.
2. Handheld (not "fingerheld" small, but not overly large or heavy) and decent picture quality. I would like HD, but ONLY if I don't need gobs of expensive software to get the video on my computer! Otherwise, I'm good without it.
3. Something that produces a good picture OUTDOORS (Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, etc...). Water and crash proof would be a plus, but I know that's a stretch!
4. Price range... under $300!
Thank You! Thank You!