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bobe4 Mar 11, 2007 3:14 PM

I need folks that know video for this... (that's why I'm posting in the hybrid section)

I've gone to camera stores, and electronic stores, and looked online, but almost no one know anything about the video compression or quality.

(1.) "Real" slim cameras: Which real cameras with a slim form factor can record decent video in a compressed format (mpeg-2 or 4, h.264, etc)? ??
By "real cameras with a slim form factor" I mean a slim camera (like the Canon Elph), with a big name brand (Canon, Sony, panasonic, Casio etc) costing between $200-$450
By "compressed video format" I just cant deal with 15 mins taking 1GB of space, and I've only found one so far that does h.264. There are many great slim cameras out there such as the Canon Elph, but all the reviews i read at Steves and other sites seem to only turn up 1GB = 15 min video. As far as decent video, I'm not looking for minidv camcorder quality, but still good video
(2.) Video focused memory card hybrids: can you point me to great hybrids (and hopefully reviews) that were released in the last 12 months????

Hopefully top 1, 2 and 3 cameras in two categories: low cost ($80 $170) and higher cost ($250-$500).
Note: I read through the review forum, but since much of the stuff is old even after hours i couldnt come up with what are the cameras released in the last year, good or bad, nor from there what are top 1, 2 and 3.

By "great hybrid" in the low-cost category I mean takes good video (not camecorder quality) in sun and low-light, with good stills (could use for 5x7). mp3, etc being meaningless.

By "great hybrid" in the higher cost category I mean takes great video (getting close, or equal, to camecorder quality in low and sun light) and takes great stills (equal to a point and shoot).l mp3 etc being meaningless.

I'd love to hear people say, here's my #1, 2 and 3 low cost, and #1, 2, 3 higher cost - to launch me into further research.
I very much appreciate it.

fishycomics Mar 11, 2007 4:15 PM

hey Bobe4 welcome to the site

I noticed your post, rather let someone else answer, but here goes?:-)

or read up here for choices

2 links

you may also look at ebay

for example?

Ispan ddv-920 was not available in the USA r at a store or an online Purchase even the Aiptek t series, they're the same hybrid as the MPVr's

I preferre the IS-DV2 or t200 (:?) and only way to get it is to ask someone from overseas to get it for me?

now that you are undecided it is best to look at the Aiptek MPVr someonesaid it sold for 49.99 at Compusa, and to me that is a steal.

I know i am no help at the moment. but you ask a lot?

1 sanyo exacti is one rgvcam owns it

MZ-DV is another ssrb owns that

zoom-dv oldhacer owns that

MPVR+ powerpc owns that (correct me please)

MPVr that is me

and PVr hmm lost an owner?

now you see you have a choice and most are Aiptek but I preferre yo to decide on another company than get stuck with firmware issues? lets wait fo others to answer, and they will join in within 72 hours weekends no one hangs in here, but last weekend was a great time 20 people were answering WOW

bobe4 Mar 11, 2007 4:50 PM

Thank you for your reply. I've read a lot of your posts and really appreciate your work.

Because my problem is being overloaded with info...

Can folks pls reply by the #1, 2 in my question above.

For example
1. Casio EXILIM EX-S770

2. Low cost: #1 Aitek MVPR #2 Digi DV-1000 #3...

2. High cost: #1 samsung bla bla.
it will help my weak brain process.

fishycomics Mar 11, 2007 5:53 PM


aiptek claimes the 1st hdtv hybrid at a 200 price range I concider that one.

now I own the mpvr and a jvc, anda olympus

I take my videos with the jvc

Here is one that a hybrid would have ben total darkness jvcgr-d395U

here is one that I was able to relaxe as i filmed? mpvr

hope these clips help you out

mzdvguy Mar 12, 2007 10:14 PM

I only can speak for my experiences with the MZDV, which is Aiptek's current top-of-the-line model and indeed less than 1 year since release. My comments and full-res clips are here:;forum_id=92;forum_id=92

and i have been commenting on SSRB's review thread here:;forum_id=92

fishycomics Mar 14, 2007 4:43 PM

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