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Old Jan 8, 2007, 6:30 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for a quality digital camera, but I also like the camera to be able to take videos as well.

I've been looking acouplemodels from Panasonic as well as sony. Are there any others that I should consider?

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Old Jan 8, 2007, 9:21 PM   #2
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Almost every digital camera costing more than $100 takes videos nowadays.

What's your budget? What are taking pictures of? Do you want 640 X 480 video at 30 frames per second or is 320 X 240 ok or is 15 fps ok? What is more important for you, still pictures or videos?

Are you looking for your first digital camera?
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 12:23 PM   #3
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My Budget is $1000. I'm an out door enthusiast who travels so Iplan to use my camera taking landscape pictures, hillsides, landmarks, buildings and so on. Butthere are family events that I would like to be ableto use the camera as well.

I would love to be able to get 640 X 480 at 30 frames per second. Most definately taking pictures is more important, the video comes in handy when I don't have my digicam with me.

No this is not my first digital camera, I'm looking to upgrade from my Nikon Coolpix 800.

Thanks for your time.
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 8:52 PM   #4
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I think you may want to consider the Fuji FinePix S6000fd. I think there is still a rebate on it till the end of the month, which would put it in the low $300 rangeat some online retailers. It has a nice zoom, going from a very wide 28mm to 300mm. It is very good in low light.

Many other superzooms have the advantage of image stabilization. This camera uses a new sensor to produce pretty good images at ISO's 800 (and maybe even 1600)..

The two disadvantages to this camera in some people's eyes are:

1. its use of xD cards

2. its size - it's as big as some of the smallest DSLR's.

I would still consider it though.



You can find a review of this camera at:

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/fu...ew/index.shtml


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Old Jan 9, 2007, 9:03 PM   #5
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I agree with robbo on the superzoom idea in general. Also check out the Canon G7 which takes larger size movies and has reportedly excellent image quality in a fairly small package, also the Canon a710is would not only take movies but also has a 6x zoom for less money. Both of these are in the compact size range but still zoom out there pretty well if you don't want to carry around something larger. the new Panasonic LX's would also fit the bill probably.
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 11:11 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies I will look into the cameras you all suggested.
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 11:11 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies I will look into the cameras you all suggested.
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