SoI wantto buy asecondcamera,and I'm interestedin the Canon ZR800 or ZR900as they offer a microphoneinput (I haven't found other consumer-based cameras that offer this).Idon'thaveaton of money, andthiscamera doesn'tneedto beall thatgoodas my VX2000will be used as my maincamera still.
Itseemstome that the ZR900 issimply the '08 model and onlyreally offersaslightly longerzoom,something that doesn'tmatter all that muchtome. Is the CCD any different? It's still a 1-CCD 1/6" chip, so my guess is it's going to be virtually identical picture quality (assuming the operator knows how to use the camera).
Ithink Iread that the ZR800isabottom-loadingcamera whereasthe 900is top loading?I'venever ownedabottom-loadingcamera; isthisa major problem or hassle?
Therearen'ta tonof greatreviews online aboutthe ZR900which furtherleads meto believe that the twocamerasare identical andI mightas wellsave myself50bucks andgo with the ZR800, but I'm open to have my mind changed. :)