720p Camera Under $200 for MacBook - Which one?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Dybbuk, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all. I'm looking for a 720p camera under $200 to go with my aluminum MacBook. The obvious options are the Vado HD, Flip Mino and Kodak zi6. I was all set for the Vado until I learned that it doesn't really play nice with iMovie, so that's out. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm asking here in case there's some camera that I haven't heard about that you may be able to suggest.

    The majority of my movies are instructional videos for Beyblade, so they're close-up and have movement. You can see what I mean by looking at this video I made:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dkH4NMzdL4

    Thanks!
     
  2. robanga macrumors 68000

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    I have two and like both of them;

    I have the Flip Mino HD ( which was actually about $229)

    and the Aiptek 1080HD+

    Very pocketable either one, the Aiptek is a bit bulkier but you also get a flash and still shots. With the Flip you have to make videos into still photos.
     
  3. Dybbuk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For my purpose, which do you think will do better?
     
  4. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Well from a non-scientific standpoint, I'd say the Aiptek handles motion a little better and since the unit is a bit larger. Either one could be put on a tripod, I have not put the Mino on a Tripod yet.

    I think for those purposes I would choose the aiptek. For a carry around camera the Mino.
     
  5. Dybbuk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. markb06 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    There are some good cheap ones on Ebay i would recommend the Toshiba HD one, great quality and even has a light on now! for around $180

    Mark
     
  7. Mobile923 macrumors 6502

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    Wait a few weeks for Sony's Webbie HD... the PM1 model.

    That's what I'm doin :cool:
     

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