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What camcorder to pick? 1080p or 720p

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What camcorder to pick? 1080p or 720p

Looking for a good quality camcorder that can be used in the near future a good zoom and of course a good build quality that can out last

Of course should i keep my money and get that kodak deal is currently going or the mino flip hd

what about the sanyo model full hd 1080p?
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Looks like a good way to blow your money. The samples are terrible.
Deal with it.
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KorruptioN wrote:
Dec 4th, 2009 10:09 pm
Looks like a good way to blow your money. The samples are terrible.

what can u recommend for future proof technology then
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KorruptioN wrote:
Dec 4th, 2009 10:09 pm
Looks like a good way to blow your money. The samples are terrible.
Agreed. Poor construction leads to questionable quality.
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sassysue wrote:
Dec 4th, 2009 10:13 pm
what can u recommend for future proof technology then
He's going to recommend you Sony ;)


In all seriousness, what's your budget?
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cy wrote:
Dec 5th, 2009 3:00 am
He's going to recommend you Sony ;)
Because it's so easy to recommend "future-proof technology" ;)
Deal with it.
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KorruptioN wrote:
Dec 5th, 2009 11:04 am
Because it's so easy to recommend "future-proof technology" ;)
Sony does make some pretty good camcorders though! The only down side is that they are usually pretty pricey.
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I'm in the same boat as the OP.

From my research it seems like there is no good quality HD camcorder to be had for under $600.

The budget models usually have poor low-light performance, or lack image stabilization - there's also the poor audio on some of them.

If you want HD and are on the budget, I would go for the Zi8. No point in spending double the money for a poor full-size HD camera.
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I agree with itsjed - I opted out to being the photographer at a friend's wedding a few months ago, I wanted to have fun at a wedding for once and not "work".

He convinced me to shoot videos instead for his wedding, nothing pro just something to document the day..

Tried a Sony HD 720p/1080i camera, and man the noise in low light was terrible. HD in low-light is the worst! It was $1100 after tax back then.

The HD videos in my 5D Mark II is light years ahead and it's a photo camera..

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetai ... &langid=EN
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CSAgent wrote:
Dec 5th, 2009 3:20 pm

The HD videos in my 5D Mark II is light years ahead and it's a photo camera..
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Dec 5th, 2009 3:28 pm
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Ahead of the Sony cam I was using in terms of video quality. ;) :razz:
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So, any good suggestion here? Anyone?
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Get the Sanyo Xacti, or a Flip if you want portability, and real compactness.

Don't the the Kodak. Terrible camera.

I'd go for the Sanyo Xacti's. I've heard they're compact and great camcorders.
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:arrowu: Thanks. I saw that. But low light performance got me a little worried.

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