I am a passionate photographer and currently own a nikon d80 with a handful of lenses, all Nikon Nikkor ones. Unfortunately, that camera has no video recording capabilities. I have missed so many professional and family occasions in which a movie would be key. my main doubt is whether to go with a new dslr or buy a camcorder. I am not a professional video editor but occasionally work on Premiere. Here are my ideal requirements:
possibility to capture various light and shoot conditions (I.e. sunsets, wide angles, decent zoom)
a good support for long recordings. A meeting may take 1.15hours. I won't like to swap the cards.
good builtin microphone with support for external ones, better if wireless
1080p HD recording with quality and vivid colors
I found good camcorders from 150$ but wouldn't mind spending more if most of my ideal requirements are met.
What would you do if you were in my shoes?
Thanks a bunch!!