I goofed up today (My own fault, I know) and recorded over something that cannot be replaced . Complete accident, and my fault I know... regardless, I am DONE with tapes. Too much hastle. I'm looking for something to replace my HV30. I do not need an "upgrade" so to speak, as I came no where near mastering this one... shot in auto mode 99% of the time. Just want to get some feedback on what's good a good deal out there. I have a Canon 60D, but don't like the manual zoom or focus aspect.
Suggestions? I'd like to stay under $500? I know nothing about other brands... any editing I do is in vegas usually... and I have a hefty computer so I'm not worried about the ability to edit AVCHD.
Also, I'll be selling my HV30 as soon as I find a replacement, so keep your eyes peeled!