Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > General Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 3, 2004, 1:40 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1


I am in a dilemma here!! I need to buy a device that will allow me to get both still image and video. I know I could get a digital camera and use the removeable media to record video or I could get a camcorder that would record videos and take still images. However I am looking for something that will give me decent quality for both (pictures and video). I willuse both still imaging and video recording equally. Can any one suggest whether I should buy a digital camera or a camcorder? Could you also suggest some models?

nikla is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 3, 2004, 4:57 AM   #2
Senior Member
Mikefellh's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,707

No one can make the decision for you...YOU have to decide which format is more important to you; digital cameras take great stills, but mediocre video, and there are camcorders that take great video but mediocre stills.

Some newer digicams (like the Olympus C-770) can do MPEG4 (almost) VHS quality, but can only record a few minutes before filling up the memory card.

Suggest if both are equally important, go to a place that sells older stock (albeit with full warranty)...and buy last years camcorder and digicam so you'll save a few bucks (but you'll still have to carry two devices).
Mikefellh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2004, 6:06 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 10

You might care to have a look at the latest 3CCD Panasonic NVGS400B Digital Video Camcorder - 4.0 Megapixel Still images - 12 x Optical - Leicar Dicomar Lens - Mega Optical Image Stabiliser - 3.5" LCD Monitor - Simultaneous Motion Video & Picture Recording - SD Compatible - Webcam Function
Kidson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 20, 2004, 7:19 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 141

Maybe it is worth waiting for the pentax optio mx. I hope to get that one as it has a mpeg 4 movie clip and 10 x zoom and it is very compact.


I should be comming in the shops in a few more weeks.

i can't wait for the revieuws!

Good luck!

ed33 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:13 AM.