WSJ Personal Technology Reviews "Prosumer" DV Cameras
Stephanie Capparell wrote an excellent review and comparison of the Canon XL-1 and Sony DCR-VX2000 Digital Video (DV) cameras. These devices are referred to as prosumer meaning that they straddle the gap between professional and consumer video cameras.
These video cameras are both of high enough quality to be used for most business presentations. They also produce digital images which can be transferred to PCs or Macintoshes, edited, and in some cases, returned to tape.
We've learned some lessons since we started using a Nikon Coolpix 950 as our digital still camera. The biggest lesson thus far has been that an organization's ability to use digital image technology properly is primarily limited by lack of content management tools that effectively manage still images and video streams.
We would like to move ahead with the purchase of a DV camera, but we cannot even manage our still image inventory, as we hinted when we published the article Seeking Design Ideas for a Photo Extension to Slashcode.