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Old Oct 3, 2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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Yup, Newbie here, but I've been lurking for a while.

I'm looking for a pocketable digicam that takes decent stills, video at 640x480 at 30 FPS and operates on commonly available AA or AAA batteries and has removable memory. I'm planning a trip to the very rural Philippines where I'll be off AC power for a while. Decent low light capability would be a plus. :?

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Old Oct 4, 2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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The Canon S2 IS takes 640x480 movies and takes AA batteries, but I doubt that regular alkaline AA batteries would last very long in it. I think that for the price, if you really want to take movies, get a video cam. Many of them can take stills.

You may also want to look into hybrid cameras. Here's one I read about recently:

There are probably a lot of other cameras that meet your requirements. I'm not all the familiar with the market as a whole.
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Old Oct 4, 2005, 11:28 PM   #3
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Also look at the new Olympus SP-350. 640x480 QuickTime video @ 30fps with Anti-Shake and audio; uses AA bateries.


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