Am in the process of researching/buying my Sony HCR-HC1 Camcorder. Here are some helpful links to purchasing information:
- Reviews: David Pogue, Douglas Spotted Eagle, Robin Liss, Videomaker Review
- tripod adaptor for HC1 (to solve the bottom-loading tape problem). (Here’s a thread to discuss the product with the inventor
- Visually oriented guide to HC1
- Official Sony accessories for HDR-HC1 .
- Rode Videonomic microphone review
- As for tripods, I’m still doing research. Here are some threads that appear interesting: 701rc2 vs. 501/503, another endorsement of 701rc2, 501 vs. 503 (guess what the 503 is resoundingly better!)