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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by gon4x4n, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. gon4x4n

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    Hello all! I thought I was all set to buy a Mini DV camcorder because I wanted video and still capability. However after seeing the quality of a 1 Megapixel still on a camcorder and realizing that I won't ever take more than a few minutes of video I think I can just buy a good digital camera.

    What I would like from a camera is photos that are real nice at around 8x10, a really nice movie quality and a burst mode.

    I want the burst and movie modes to capture hard to get photos of my new son and my sand dune truck for jumping and drive by's

    I certainly not a pro I just would like High quality.

    Are there any cameras that can zoom in movie mode?

    Some Models I am thinking about. Fuji Finepix S602, Cannon G3 or whatever you suggest.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. nunew33

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    Digicams and movie quality are like saying digital camcorders and photo quality!!! Even on a G3 I think its still 15 fps with a width of 320 pixels, not exactly broadcast quality. Gets even jerkier in a fast moving scene.
     
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    The Fuji FinePix S602 has a 640 x 480, 30 frames/second movie mode. how would that compare to camcorder quality? Even if its VHS-C or 8mm quality it would probably be ok with me.

    The other alternative is to buy Sony's TRV-80 which is a progressive scan camcorder that can take 2mp stills, but at $1,400 i'm not too excited about this option.

    Or would I be better off buying a good 3/4mp still camera and a HI8 camcorder?

    this is pretty confusing, so any help you can give would be appreciated



    thanks for your help.
     
  4. nunew33

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    Wow things have moved on. Whilst not DVD quality 640X480 isnt bad I think DVD is in the region of 576X720 at 25FPS.

    Why go for Hi 8? Even budget DV/digital 8 will give you far better results that you can easily store on the PC.
     
  5. gon4x4n

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    I guess I was considering HI8 just because there cheap and I'm not really looking to make home movies or anything just a way to be able to look back at my son growing up.

    I really like the Fuji FinePix S602 except the fact that I don't know if not being able to zoom while making a movie will be important to me.

    thanks again
     
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    Id still go digital. Even if you dont edit, simply archiving to CD or DVD gives you an insurance policy to the tape being mangled!!!
     

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