[...]Where did you read that Caelum, I can't find mention of an 3 min limit in the camcorder article either.[...]
Oops, my bad, I got mixed up with most of the other Canons, like the S2 and S3 IS for examplehave a 1Gb per file size limit for MJPEG. I see the TX1 actually has a 4GB file size limit, or 14 minutes, my mistake. Stillthat kind of consumption is highlyimpractical for myself anyhow.
I actually find the CG65 much better quality than the HD2 in VGA mode. The HD2 does use MPEG-4 part 2 (SP), whereas the CG65 uses MPEG-4 part 10 (AVC). But sure, if you look at frame by frame detail between MJPEG and MPEG-4, MJPEG should/must
be better considering how inefficient it is. However, there isa huge convenience factor with the file sizes produced usingMPEG-4.
Also, I have issues with the TX1's lack of motion fluidity in video, it looks more like a bunch of stills strung together, like stop motion... ohbut I see they mentionthat in the link you posted. Interesting read, thanks.