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Old Mar 29, 2011, 3:04 PM   #1
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Default Digi cam or mini camcorder?

I'm looking for a new digi cam or mini camcorder to use for filming HD videos for YouTube. I've been looking over the Dell website since I have a credit account with them, but I have no idea what camera to get!

I'd like to keep it under $150 if I can, but definitely under $200. My choices so far are as follows:
  • Sony Cybershot DSC-W370
  • Sony Cybershot DSC-W560
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3
  • Nikon Coolpix S4000
  • Sony Bloggie Touch 4GB
  • Flip UltraHD 4GB
Any input? I just need something basic that'll film quality videos. Nothing overly fancy. Thanks so much!
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Old Apr 1, 2011, 1:53 AM   #2
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Can you mention the nature of the videos?

Judging by the price range you're not going too professional. You're going 'for fun' on this. For that I would recommend a digicam not a camcorder. Yes, the camcorder does give you better results than a camera but it slashes on virtually everything that a camera has there to provide.

Weighing your options like that might help you out in making a choice.
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Old Apr 1, 2011, 10:33 AM   #3
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Since you are getting it for video, and you don't mention still photos, you would probably be better served by a video cam rather than a dual purpose unit.

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