Suggestions: Digital Camera with video

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by youngestchild, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. youngestchild macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Location:
    sydney
    #1
    Hello....

    Looking for a fairly compact digital camera with at least 4-5x optical zoom and a decent video quality (reasonable size and no mechanical noises) ... anyone have a suggestion?

    also, a camera that will transfer video via firewire?

    thanks...
     
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    Jun 20, 2005
    Location:
    Canada
    #2
    I was incredibly surprised by the quality of the video (640x480) of the Canon S3 IS I had. It's not the smallest camera, but not too big either. The camera used USB and to be honest, I don't think any digital camera's use FW. I think that is reserved for camcorders, but i could be wrong.

    it also has 12x's zoom and the pics were fantastic.

    There is a new S5 out with 10 MB pixel, but the S3 was 6 I believe which is still perfect unless you really want to blow them up.
    So, you could get an S3 for a good price if you look around.

    I only sold mine b/c i wanted an SLR and the feature i miss the most.....

    no video on the SLR :)

    Cheers,
    Keebler
     

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