Am thinking of looking at a camcorder during the Comex next week. I am impressed by the index feature which shows thumbnail of scenes for a recorded scene. This gives easy access and editing. Appreciate if any camcorder experts out there can advise on the following:
1) Is this feature (index) only available in harddisk and DVD recorders?
2) Is it economical to get a Sony DVD camcorder costing less than $1,000 versus a JVC type?
3) Nightscene- typically it is dard and grainy. Does the newer models compensate for this?
4) Steadyshot and Long Zooms - Is it true that even with steady shot on, at the longest end of the zoom, it is inevitable to see jerkiness unless it is on a tripod?
Appreciate you inputs. Thanks!