narrow field of view, purchase of wide angle lens neccessary
6 August 2012
Summary: I was in the market for a new consumer camcorder after my Canon HV20 HDV camcorder passed away. I really liked the HV20 but its zoom lens had a severely limited field of view at the low end of the zoom range (~45mm equivalent) that required purchase of a wide angle add on lens (Canon model costs >$200). I had to carry around this lens everywhere I wanted to record indoors in smaller rooms or outdoors group activities.