14 Jun 2014 PANCAM
Mentioning to Hugh Alexander last week that the Gopro isn’t a suitable back-up camera, he pointed out that there were bound to be pocket sized cameras I can point and shoot at macro range. And so it proved when I collected some tapes for my Sony camera on Wednesday and checked out some small camcorders. I extended my enquiries the next day, comparing camcorders from 4 manufacturers. Steve agreed to meet me today to help assess which camcorder best met my requirements. The selection boiled down to a choice between two Panasonic camcorders. I ended up buying a V210M, a Manfrotto monopod, a Belkin HMDI cable, a 3 year extended warranty, all at a price over $100 lower than the top of the range Gopro. The camera has a 16 GB memory, but I am using a 16 GB card.