I've been asked, on a very short time schedule, to shoot video at a party on behalf of someone too ill to attend.
In my custody are my Nikon D5100 and a Sony Handycam DCR-SR68. I am not experienced at using the former for video (I'm a still photographer by avocation) or the later at all (it is borrowed.)
Conditions are likely to involve mediocre light levels. I have a tripod. Understandable sound would be good. I don't need continuous recording for long periods of time; it can be clips in the 5-15 minute range.
Are either of these devices likely to satisfy, or should I go rent something fancier?