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Old May 10, 2003, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default Best movie quality?

Seeking a 4 or 5 Megapixel camera with a high quality movie mode.

Can anyone tell me which one rates on top?

Does the quality of the movie increase with higher megapixel camera's?

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Old May 10, 2003, 12:18 AM   #2
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The problem is capacity of internal memory/card memory. Movies take up a lot of space, and if you increased resolution/quality/frames-per-second you'd need more space to hold a movie of the same length. If you want a good camera for shooting video look at a camcorder. Video on a digicam is a compromise.
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Old May 10, 2003, 12:28 AM   #3
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believe me the quality of movie mode on most dig cameras is very poor. it is only good enough to watch in a small window on your screen.
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Old May 10, 2003, 1:46 AM   #4
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Maybe for your computer screen, but don't forget (NTSC) television is only 525x480, so 640x480 is actually too high a resolution (PAL is 625x575)

Usually digicams capture at only 15 frames per second (NTSC is 30, PAL is 25).
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Old May 10, 2003, 9:10 AM   #5
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Default Digicam Movie resolution

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"so 640x480 is actually too high a resolution"

Which digital cams take movies at this res? Most of the cameras I've seen are 320X240 at 15FPS.
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Old May 10, 2003, 10:02 AM   #6
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If movie mode is important to you try this, it's only 3mp but that's all you need.

Fuji FinePix M603

Movie mode offering full TV screen video (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels) at 30 frames per second, with sound
• Movie recording with zoom and auto focus operation possible throughout
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Old May 10, 2003, 2:07 PM   #7
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If you want a good camera for shooting video look at a camcorder. Video on a digicam is a compromise.
I've got to agree with this statment. If you want good video, get a camcorder. I've tried video on my digicam and really, its a _joke_.
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Old May 10, 2003, 2:52 PM   #8
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fujifilm 602z

"motion photo VGA sized movie with monoaural sound (640x480pixels at 30 frames per second)

zoom can't be ajusted whilst filming
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