New Camera Suggestion

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  1. pasty64

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    I'm looking to upgrade from my point and shoot to something better but not sure if I really need a DSLR. I really would like something that takes a decent video as well so I can avoid buying to products ( Digi Cam and Camcorder). I'm looking in the extend zoom area, I've consider a few but haven't narrowed it down enough to make a purchase. I'm looking for advice of what to buy. I'd also like to get something that shoots avi files.


    Any advice would be great. Thanks
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    They are both good cameras, flip a coin:

    Heads - Get the Nikon
    Tails - Get the Canon
     
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    Disagree - If you want a point n shoot, definitely go with Canon. Canon point n shoot cameras are far superior than Nikon coolpix cameras. And I am a Nikon guy! Canon spends its R&D money on point n shoot cameras and it shows. Why do you think Canon is the world's number 1 camera manufacturer? They didn't get there by accident - nobody can dispute that!

    I'd get the G11 if I were you.
     
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    im going to have to agree with you on that chip. canon makes phenomenal point and shoots. ive seen some VERY amazing photos taken with canon point and shoots. I too am a HUGE nikon guy but as far as point and shoots go canon all the way.
     
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    I have a Canon S5IS and it rocks.
    The video on it with the stereo sound is pretty damn good. I've used it to capture racing/engine sounds and it more then certainly reproduces them as they sound in person.
     
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    I am one of Nikon user and i got a CL65 as sub camera. Nikon is knowable as you know. If you don't so much care about size and retail price, i would recommend camera CL65. It can be record with HD and it features with geo-tagging. It basically supports 5x zoom, so you can capture with it under wide view. check the quality. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for the help. I may forget about the video end of things and just buy a camcorder and a used DSLR or a new extend zoom.
     

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