tc1uscg wrote:Geez man, you are really full of it. Catching some guy beating the crap out of his ole lady on your "smart phone" and posting it on your youtube page but iPhones, Androids and BB's will NEVER.. Read NEVER replace a HD "camcorder". They can't even make HD "sports cam's" that take decent pictures. People thought cell phones would replace digital cameras and we see how well that worked out. So, do everyone a favor and let the vidophiles buy what they want and stop hawking your hype about smart phones.
"If smart phones are so smart, why to they let dump people buy them?"
Wow, okay so... where to begin.. I am not sure where you have been in the past few years but I assure you that camcorders WILL most certainly and without a doubt be a relic of the past very very soon, some would say they already are depending on who you talk to. Camcorders, like the JVC Everio serve no purpose. In order to get any sort of quality you will need to spend around 350-400$ (maybe cheaper if used or refurb)
DSLR's already have continuous autofocus and in about a year the cheapest models will be equipt with them. This camera has no arguable quality, low light performance, or anything that is of any more worth than an image a smartphone will be able to take in a year or two, the zoom feature aside. So, Yes camcorders will be a relic as dslrs with far better quality, interchangeable lenses, better low light performance, (sound inputs) etc. are reaching the price range of a cheap ($400 - at this point you begin to get something more than p&s video capabilities) camcorder. Mind you P&S cameras are almost just as worthless as well only they can zoom .. (wait why do camcorders like this exist) Anyways, so to kick the camcorder to the curb, we've got cheap DSLR's, P&S cameras which also take pictures *lolsortof, and then smartphones which also take lolpictures and lolvideo but the picture quality is only marginally Monster A-Go Go (1965) than the Monster A-Go Go (1965) you are used to with a camcorder like the Everio so why bother with a separate bulky piece of crap instead of using your phone which can upload instantly, fit in your pocket, charge when you charge your phone, and basically do as much as you could expect a camcorder to do. Cell phone camera technology is improving all the time, this cheap 100$ camcorder technology is getting worse all the time. Also, touching upon where you say "never will a HD camcorder be a relic".. no, Professional HD camcorders will not. This piece of recycled plastic most certainly will be. And very very soon.