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Old Feb 4, 2009, 9:48 PM   #1
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Digital camera vs digital movie camera: A digital camera can do both tasks, correct? So why buy a digital movie camera when a digital camera takes bettermoviesthan a digital movie camera takes stills.

It's a bit of a mysteryto me...except for the HD movie cameras.

Can someone help me with that confusing thought?

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Old Feb 5, 2009, 2:14 AM   #2
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Both can do the job of the other but neither does both jobs well.

The different types of camera are optimised for the job they were primarily designed for.

For example even HD video is quite low res compared to a still shot. When you take stills with a video camera you should expect lower resolution, probably around 2 Mega Pixels.

Using a still camera for video you probably can't zoom or it zooms too quickly and sound quality is likely to be poor.

Decide whether you want to shoot stills or video and choose a camera that does that well. You can then use it for the occasional still or movie snapshot when you want.


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