Im looking to finally upgrade from the old SD cam to the HD cam. I've been looking around trying to find something for a decent price. I've been looking at the Sony HDR-HC9 and the Canon HV30. I've also looked into the HDD, AVCHD format cams. From what i've read, having a camcorder with this new format is not easy to work with when editing. How true is this, and is it worth it to go this rout? Or is it easier to stick with minidv?
I've also ran across some sites selling the HDR-HC9 and the HV30 for very cheap (300-500 dollars) They are not mainstream sites and seem a little sketchy to me. Anyone know how cheap is too cheap when looking for one of these cams?
Sorry for all questions, just trying to find the best product for my bucks. Thanks in advance for all the help.