We've used a Canon XM1 before and there seems to be nothing on the market that is of a similar size with 3CCDs. We've had to compromise because this camera is a little bit too big, but it does fit in a small rucksack with a light and a wide angle lens.
We wanted to film HiDef video and until flash memory gets really cheap we decided that DV tapes are probably our best option - we can send them home as we use them and always buy new ones in major cities like Almaty in Kazakhstan. We've also got a pac safe so we can lock it up in hotel rooms. We didn't pay anything like the full amount in HK for the camera so we're not as flash as it looks.
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