Hi there,

I'm looking to upgrade my Mini-DV camcorder (Canon XM1) to an HD one.
I know there are 2 consumer/prosumer models available: Sony HDR-HC1 and JVC JY-HD10U



I visited SonyStyle to check one out. Impressions: nice, definitely higher res picture than DV. However i wasn't impressed. The pictures has some artifacts (compression codec?)

Has anybody seen JVC one and hoe does it compare to Sony?

P.S. I would also want a marine case for an HD camcorder. Sony doesn't have one :(