Perfect Camcorder for Skiing?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by fivepoint, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    I'm going skiing this Christmas with my family, and I'm looking for a camcorder that I can take with me inside of my coat pocket. Preferably something small, flash based, and high-definition. The two I've been looking at so far are the Flip Mino HD and the Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD100.

    Any advice would be most appreciated!

    Also, there is a chance I may be returning this device after the trip if I'm not completely satisfied with the purchase. Thought I had better mention that in case it changes anything. :)
     
  2. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    I've owned a previous version of the Sanyo and I have to say that the size and ease of use is great. I thought the picture quality was great too, although the one you're looking at is obviously going to be much improved to what I was looking at.
     
  3. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do the sanyo xacti models support full compatibility with macs?
     
  4. PaulThrop macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have just come back skiing and I took my new Sony HDR-CX11E full HD camera. It did a great job and fit in the inside pocket of my ski jacket.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  5. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what you mean with fully compatible. I used an SD card reader to pull my pics/ videos off.

    If you're looking to use it as a webcam or something of that sort, I'm not sure.
     
  6. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just mean capable of getting video off of the camcorder and editing with iMovie. I know all camcorders aren't compatible with iMovie 08 and 06HD?
     
  7. fivepoint thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Seems kind of large? Did you worry about it breaking at all?
     
  8. PaulThrop macrumors newbie

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    LOL, it fit perfectly in my inside pocket and I was very careful with my skiing. If I planned any extreme skiing, I would have to leave it in the hotel room.

    Cheers

    Paul
     

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