First my PDA started crapping out, now my camcorder is. Grrrr. Not good. There seems to be a short in the power switch or something, because it gets into this "flickering" power thing. And of course, I need it tomorrow to record for volleyball.
I bought the Sony back in 1999 with the refund from the public employee pension system I paid into after changing jobs. DV cameras were still not enjoying massive acceptance yet, but having used digital formats in pro circles, I certainly wasn't going to buy something not digital. So I shelled out a grand and was in awe that a consumer piece of electronics could produce something so (relatively) high quality. That camera went all over Kauai, and on several other vacations. It has been recording volleyball for just as long.
I'm not ready to buy another video camera just yet, for reasons I mentioned previously. I just don't want to spend that money yet, not until I get things a little more stable in other areas.