Point and shoot camcorder recomendations

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Mac Composer, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Mac Composer macrumors member

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    I want to get my wife a point and shoot camcorder. Looking at the Flip Ultra, Mino, Sony Bloggie.

    Anyone have any suggestions or ideas on these or other cameras?
     
  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you're going cheap. Most of those cheap camcorders have real image quality issues, including bad low-light shooting and the imfamous "rolling shutter".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_shutter

    You might want to pay a little extra money to have a good quality camera. That being said, I've had three failures of Canon camcorders, so they're on the "naughty" list. I currently use a flash-based Sony camcorder and am quite happy with its performance.

    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs...tifier=S_Video_Camcorders#/handycamCamcorders
     
  3. Mac Composer thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your suggestion. I'm aware that I could upgrade to a better camera, but like I said, this is a gift for my wife and this is what she wants. I'm just trying to find out which one people are most happy with.
     
  4. xStep macrumors 68000

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    Find some reviews. I've read somewhere that the Bloggie takes really really bad images.
     
  5. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    If u have kids, I'd suggest looking at a waterproof one. Great for vacations. I think kodax makes one.
     
  6. Big Shisha macrumors member

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    I have the Sony Bloggie CM5, I've had no issues with it as a point and shoot.
    It's small enough to fit in my (baggy) jeans as well, so it should fit in most ladies bags :D
     
  7. nerdo macrumors regular

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    Flip is fun and totally idiot proof, perfect for youTube movies with cheesy music :) You can edit some stuff in camera, nice one to check out. Friend of mine used it for a 10 week bike ride diary cam and loved it.
     
  8. iFergal macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 4 = Superb Video + Photo Quality

    I have 2 Canon HD camcorders (HF200 & HFS200) & they are both superb but I dont always take them with me when I go out for a walk or go to see friends & family but I always have my iPhone 4 & I love it! The stills are great & the video is better than a flip or similar... plus its my phone, email, browser, satnav, etc,... so i only need to take this one amazing little device with me! An absolute do-it-all bargain as far as I'm concerned.
     

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