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Old Sep 14, 2010, 8:26 PM   #1
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Default P&S: Video 720 vs 1080 ??

So now all these P&S models are entering market advertising full 1080 Video.

My main question, especially that many of us have large HDTV Displays at home is, is this now a deal-breaker when comparing cameras?

When i do switch to video mode, and have some video i want to actually save, maybe add to DVD archives etc, it really would be nice to have that 1080 image quality...

any thoughts?

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Old Sep 15, 2010, 4:31 PM   #2
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Yes 1080p is always good.. and you cant burn 1080p video on dvd disk. These days 720 is the most popular HD video format..some say 1080p will stick around for the next 10 years or so. Because watching 1440p on 40 or even 60" screens is pointless. Wait untill we get 200" and we can talk about 1440p.. but for now 720P is alright but having around 1080p equipment is good.. + if it's 1080P it can always do 720p.
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 5:54 PM   #3
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p&s or any other camera shouldn't be bought for video recording, do you know why some cameras limit their recording time to 15 minutes etc..? There must be a reason for this, because there is a huge load on your sensor or microprocessor when you recording movie with your camera.
1080 is really good but where do you save 1 hour 1080p recording, in which media? 32 SDHC or 64 GB SDHC, there is another format SDXC which supports 2 TB capacity on the paper of course but until that kind of storage giving much more money for 1080p is waste of money imo.
Pentax will release new DSLR K-r and there is still 720p recording, why? Because nearly all senior member around here don't use their dSLR or p&s cameras for movie recording.
A digital video camera would be much more suitable for 1080p movie with 250 GB hd in it.
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