Sorry. It's been really busy lately. Final dissertation push so I haven't had a lot of time lately. @_@
The only camera I own is a Sony HDD Handicam, which broke during the student protest in 2010. I hope the footage is still there. I'm more of a post-production guy than a filmmaker, but I love using the cameras. Incidentally, I got out a Canon EOS 7D from the Uni to go film a flashmob at a shopping centre on Saturday. I LOVE DEPTH OF FIELD. :D
I guess we have lots of factors to blame for video-capable cameras being everywhere. Now you can get a good DSLR or "mirrorless" for video at less than a grand. Yay, digital! (Helps a lot that the Canon 5D Mark II and III are very capable, though you'd looking at about three grand... for the body only. Egad. (Try looking for APS-C DSLRs and CSCs))
My knowledge of cameras is limited (I'm more of a post-production guy), but that does look interesting. Seems Sony are trying to bridge the gap between DSLR and ENG/video cameras... heard Canon are doing something similar. All good news for me at any rate - not having to spend thousands on a decent film camera.
I'm poking around with RAW+JPEG (Fine) mode with my camera now. Being able to do a lot of adjustments in post with RAW files (ARW for Sony cameras) is a godsend. You can do a lot of adjustments without degrading the image quality.
Also, a nice surprise: At ISO 100, for some reason, there's virtually zero noise even with noise reduction off.
The HP's printer bit is every bit unreliable. Streaks? Jams? Yeah, I need a working printer/scanner right now. Not unless you want the hassle of checking in right at scheduled time instead of waaaaaaay in advance...
Seems like my Sony Alpha NEX kit in total is 392 grams (camera + card + battery + attached lens). I think I'm actually glad that I didn't buy a DSLR.
And it might not even be a long while. I'm thinking of replacing the yellowed HP MFP in my old home with a new, ink-efficient Canon that will work very well even with infrequent use, because the genuine ink cartridges are ridiculously cheap. (I'm looking at $13 converted for a 21mL high-capacity black, and $16 for a 15mL CMY.)