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Old 01-19-2007, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to upgrade my old 2.1mp digital camera but have also been considering a camcorder.

If I do video, it will always be small clips, nothing over a couple of minutes. Can anyone tell me if there are any nice digital camera that have decent video quality? Or do I need to just have one for each?
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Videos taken by digital photo cameras are always poor quality, and I doubt you would be able to find one that records sound along with the video. I would recommend getting both a digital camera and a digital camcorder.
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Actually, my digital camera was pretty cheap ($150 USD). It records audio and video in AVI format. Most digital cameras will record videos in 640*480 resolution, and depending on the memory, it can record up to one hour of good quality video.

Eg. I have a 1GB memory card, it stores 30 mins of good quality video.
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I personally use a Sony Cyber-shot¬ģ DSC-H2 6-Megapixel Digital Camera. It is pretty sweet, 12x optical zoom, and a menu option to turn digital zoom on or off... up to like 20x or 24x I think. I have only taken 10 or so second video clips with it, and they aren't too shabby. Not camcorder quality, but that's ok with me.
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If you want to take a video of your kids soccer game, and you want to send it to friends, you're gonna be spending alot of time compressing something made by a camcorder. That's why a camera comes in handy.
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I use a Sony DSC-N1 and, it takes high quality video at 640x480 resolution. It's way better quality than my analog camcorder lol.
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I use a Sony DSC-N1 and, it takes high quality video at 640x480 resolution. It's way better quality than my analog camcorder lol.

My last camcorder was a Sony from 1985. It actually sat on your shoulder like a parrot
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