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Old Oct 29, 2006, 3:40 PM   #1
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My price range is 1000 dollars. I'm flexible but not very much higher.

I'm a complete beginer, I took some photography classes in Highschool but thats it. I want to be able to film a few things like my own personal concerts, or songs, usually just 3 mins or so, but it'd be nice to be able to film and hour or more.

I really want nice pictures too. I understand that MP's arent just the thing to look at but I would like something with 5mps or higher. Possibly an DSLR?

I've recently considered the Sanyo Hd1a but i'm skeptical.. should I go with a Dslr and a seperate camcorder instead? can I find 2 for the price range i have??

Should I not consider the DSLRS?? or the Sony H5 or the Canon S3SI instead? I'm torn on what to buy now..

Please helpp meee!!

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Old Oct 29, 2006, 3:43 PM   #2
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Well no dslrs that I am aware of have video mode.

The Canon and the Sony are worthy cameras, but the Canon while having the best movie mode with stereo soundhas a short video recording time, limited to files 1gb in size and at the highest setting around 8-9mins of recording time.
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Old Oct 29, 2006, 11:27 PM   #3
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Do you think I could find a worthy DSLR and Camcorder for 1000? I mean two seperate instruments, one Dslr and one camcorder.. both good.

When do you think the new line of cameras are coming out? december maybe? or way into next year?
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Old Oct 31, 2006, 1:51 PM   #4
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Sorry, there is no way if you want both good!

Your best bet is to get a good DSC (Digital Still Camera) with your U.S. $1000. (You can get a really good one out of that) :idea:

Forget about the video...unless it is very important. (Remember that good quality video takes up a lot of space!)

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