Do I need a cancorder and digital camera??

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by tee, Dec 1, 2001.

  1. tee

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    I'm looking at getting a camcorder and/or digial camera but do I need both or will the camcorder also do the job of the camera?

    Also, I know nothing about this area so would appreciate some advice on which one(s) I should go for....

    The camera and/or camcorder needs to be:

    Not too expensive
    Good quality
    Have good features

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. Stuart Wright

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    I have an Olympus C2000 digicam which has been superceeded by the C2040 for £339 at http://www.ukdigital.co.uk/olympus_digital_cameras_pg1.htm
    The stills are a lot better than my £1100 Sony TRV30 can do.
    I would say that if you want pictures as good as traditional prints you should get a separate digicam.
     
  3. Chris Frost

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    I second Spectres opinion. I have a Thomson DV Cam with photo feature and have had a Sanyo Digital Camera.

    A dedicated stills camera gives better results. The DV Cam is OK for snap shots.

    Regards
     
  4. atmoscinema

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    Sorry,I didn't realise I could attach pictures,so here's one example hopefully attached.

    Original e-mail comment:-

    "I have some captured stills examples from my Sony 120 Digital 8 Camcorder to e-mail,that tee and possibly you,would be impressed by and might save him some money,while he thinks about needing a Digital stills camera as well as a Digital Camcorder."
     

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    Or this one.
     

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    And another.
     

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    Thanks for the replies :) I think I may go for a seperate camcorder and camera - if you could check out my new thread I'd be very grateful ;)

    Cheers
     
  8. Steve1138

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    what more can I say....
    The video camera may be OK for 'quick and dirty' snapshots... but won't touch a proper still camera

    I just ordered a CANON G2 from the US and the pic's I"ve seen on the test web sites were FAR superior to those shown here from the video camera.

    I was in same dilemma - Video or still cam.
    Plumped for the still cam for now.

    try
    http://www.dpreview.com
    http://www.imaging-resource.com
    http://www.dcresource.com

    for some incredibly detailed reviews

    good luck

    Steve
     

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