Camorder / Camera -- Which to buy?

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by mmitsch, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. mmitsch

    mmitsch TPF Noob!

    Mar 27, 2010
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    We have a mini-dv camcorder and are considering upgrading. We are wondering if the clarity of the new HD cameras is better than mini-dv?

    Along with that, there are MANY offerings out for camcorders now. Some with hard drives, some with memory cards. There is a lot of conflicting advice at stores like Best Buy as well. Not sure which type, brand, features, etc. are best to look for. It seems a hard drive would have more opportunity to fail but the salespeople say they can store a better picture than memory cards.

    And, today, we went to a camera store. The salesperson showed us 2 point and shoot cameras that will also take HD movies -- a Sony WX1/B and a Canon SX210 IS. This seemed a logical alternative if the cameras can take movies and still pics well.

    Let me know some of your thoughts.
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    Formatted TPF Noob!

    Dec 20, 2009
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    But if your going to primarily use it for filming. Get a HD camcorder!

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