Went to Sitex to get a Powershot 495 and a Camcoder Legria FS306. The best thing is I am given a LG DVD player free. It is a very basic player. Mei Fan is so delighted since she can now watch her favorite DVDs in our master bedroom.
The main reason to get a new camcoder is because I had enough from the DV tape based camcoder. The videos captured and played back appear to be pixelated (banding). I considered myself lucky enough to have all the (almost all) the videos converted into raw AVI format stored in backup DVDs.
The concern I have with the Digital Camcoder is the video quality. I checked the file format saved in the SD card, I could not figure out what format it is. But after transferring the videos out using the File Transfer Utility provided, they are in .mpg format. Will this be as good as my raw AVI videos ?