Recently I had the privilege of attending three trade shows in Hong Kong and in China. I was amazed at the number of camcorders I saw at these shows. There were literally hundreds of camcorders, but they were distinctly different from the camcorders I am accustomed to seeing at trade shows in the United States.
All were tapeless. At U.S. trade shows solid-state camcorders are in the minority, and most use DV or HDV tape. It seemed unusual to walk a trade show floor and never see a DV camcorder.