I got to play with an HD camcorder on the weekend, so I took it down to Harvard Sq to shoot some video to test it out.
I walked around shooting various things; there were a bunch of street performers of varying quality. One of the biggest problems - it seemed - was the quality of the amps they were using. By necessity, everyone was using small battery powered amps, but some definitely sounded better than others! Not sure whether it was EQ problems, or the sound of the amps themselves. A lot of people seemed to have the Crate Taxi; and again, some sounded good and others didn't.
If I get around to it I'll try and post some of the video (now that I have figured out how to put video on the website.)