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Old Oct 9, 2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am looking for a 720p video point and shoot that has a least 10x optical zoom and stabalization for my wife to pick up and use easily. Preferably sd card format.

Is there anything comming soon other that the Panasonic?
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Old Oct 9, 2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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Any other options besides the:

Fuji S2000HD
Panasonic TZ50
Sony T500
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Old Oct 10, 2008, 10:00 PM   #3
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Also Casio EX-F1 Exilim (1080 and 720)
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Also Casio EX-F1 Exilim (1080 and 720)
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Old Oct 10, 2008, 10:50 PM   #5
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Kodak Z1012 and Z1015.
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 11:26 AM   #6
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The Kodak z1015 is looks like a great camera, I cannot find any reviews yet.
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Old Oct 13, 2008, 11:59 AM   #7
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You may want to look at some of the Sanyo Xacti models. They're popular with users that want to shoot both stills and higher quality video.

Here's one example:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_...yo_hd1000.html

Here's a waterproof model:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_.../sanyo_e1.html

B&H carries a number of different Xacti models now:

Search for Sanyo models at B&H


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P.S.

You may want to ask this same question in the Hybrid Still/Movie/MP3 Digicams Forum. Members there keep up with the latest Hybrid type cameras and could probably let you know about more alternatives and how some of them stack up for video and still quality.

We normally ask that What Camera Should I Buy type questions remain in this forum. But, for cameras geared towards higher quality video (i.e., 1080i, 720p), feel free to ask in that forum, too.

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Old Oct 23, 2008, 12:44 PM   #9
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Don't consider Z1012IS!

You have to buy additional HDTV dock ($99) for this DC if you wish to see video in TV. There is no A/V cable bundled with DC.

There is no charger and rechargeable battery as well! If you are using rechargeable AA battery, you should replace them after 15 min as it is not fully support Z1012IS!
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Old Oct 23, 2008, 6:36 PM   #10
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The Xacti HD models are compact and offer a good compromise of stills and video quality. Unless you never plan to do any editing, bear in mind that editing of HD video is demanding on software and PC hardware. Watching HD edited video on your HD TV may also mean a Bluray player.

The camera may be relatively cheap but the rest of it may get very expensive! My Panasonic HD camcorder cost £600, but I spent another £2000+ on a new PC, new editing software, obsolete HD-DVD player and HD ready TV.
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