TV hire companies are beginning to offer a nice range of nifty little HD cameras. Bluefin TV (in the UK) recently told us about a new Sony mini-cam that they now stock.
Introducing the new Sony HXR-MC1P (bit of a mouth-full but still a sexy looking little camera).
It's ultra-quick to set-up and has full remote control, records upto 6 hours of content directly to a 16GB Sony Duo Memory Stick (or to a separate clamshell recorder). With incredible picture quality and full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution what more could you want from a mini-cam?.
Available from only £70 p/d (at least from Bluefin TV in the UK) which is a mere pinch of the £1000 per day hire cost when the iconix was first released. Here's a link to camera details.
Recording and playback is operated within the seperated handheld control unit, so no need for cumbersome and hefty external recording devices. By combining the Exmor and CMOS sensor technologies this little camera has low power consumption and can keep on going for a whopping 405 minutes. A tripod-screw hole on the bottom of the unit makes mounting easy. It's also splash-resistant for use in the rain or near water.