Video Camera Help?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by CalPoly10, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. CalPoly10 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2006
    Ok, here's the deal. My buddy is going to Africa in a few months, and wants to get a nice Digital Video Camera to take with him. He wants to take pretty good still pictures, as well as nice HD video. His price limit is $1000, and he is NOT a professional.

    What would you get? Thanks
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    get a 850$ DV camera and a 150$ photo camera.
  3. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Sony HDR-HC7 or Canon HV10

    Canon HV10 or Sony HDR-HC5 or HC7. Tell him to read this thread. All the links and info he needs to study the topic are there.
  4. seniorstinky macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I haven't seen a video camera that even comes close to a standard camera when it comes to pictures. Some of the things he'll want to consider:

    Which will I be doing more, still photography or video? If it's still photography, I might be more inclined to separate the purchase.

    Will he want to take pictures as he's doing video? Not all video cameras can do both at the same time.

    Do you want quick still photo shots? The speed of the video camera photo may not be what you need.

    I'd strongly recommend going to a brick and mortar shop an testing the video camera before you make any purchase.

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