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Old Jan 1, 2010, 4:53 PM   #1
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Default I need massive camera-picking help.

I've been looking into buying a new camera for some time now. I used to have a Polaroid i631 camera, which worked fantastically but let's just say I was not very kind to it and it no longer works. This will not happen with the next camera.

I do not know anything about cameras, and only vaguely know what I want. I've looked at reviews, but I really just need to talk to someone who knows their stuff.

Here's a list of what I would like:

1. good video capability
2. under $200, preferably under $150 or $100 but I don't want to sacrifice quality for price
3. clear still picture taking
4. Mac compatibility

I have looked into Flip cameras a little bit and while I love the ease of taking data off and video-taking (I've had one before), I'm not sure the resolution is what I want in still pictures. Please help me or feel free to ask me questions so I can narrow down what I need.

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Old Jan 1, 2010, 8:21 PM   #2
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at under 200$ its difficult to get a camera with good HD video capabilities

if you can extend it to 250$ then you add 2 very nice options in the

Sony H20
Panasonic ZS3

both offer full HD video and zoom while recording.
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Old Jan 1, 2010, 11:22 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

You might give some though to looking for a camcorder. Camcorders are much more capable of doing videos with substantial image quality, rather than most any P+S digital camera.

Have a great day and a Happy New Year.

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