In the work I do (military contracor working with helicopters, etc.) we have had to put some HD cameras in some really tight spaces. We use the Sony HXR-MC1 and have had good success with it. We were pleased with the picture quality. You can get them with a small preview screen which is very helpful.
We usually just use normal cameras though.
However, one day we ran into a situation where we needed more HD cameras than we had, but I remembered we had the POV cameras so we set them up in some of the secondary locations instead of normal cameras (adjusting the location for the angle of the lens of course). We found that they had surprisingly good sound considering they're POV cameras. I mean, lav's will always get you better sound from a person speaking, but if that proves unworkable, these cameras have decent audio capabilities.
- The Great Szalam
(The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble')
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