want a digital camera, but can takes movie clips as well

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Jimbo Bills, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. Jimbo Bills

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    the title speaks for itself. I'm looking around the 500-800 mark I guess. I have found the canon A60 and A70 to be a good idea, does anyone think otherwise?

    My main reason for the thread is movies...I want to be able to take some decent movies with this camera (heh, kinda ironic...anyways :rolleyes: ) But they have a thirty second limit or a 3 minute limit in less quality bs...what the hell!!

    wouldn't it just be possible to buy a larger flash card and take 5-10 minute movies...and put em on my comp...and the flash card is now empty again!?! I take it the reason for the limitations is storage? Can anyone tell me more about this, and I don't want to go and buy an actual camcorder or nothin..

    cheers
     
  2. Stevohh

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    ummm..sony for sure
    they're awesome at all things
     
  3. tissue

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    Yeah some of the Sony models have a mode where they just fill the memory stick with movie, so if you had a large enough memory stick you could get movies 1hr in length.

    The problem is memory sticks (or the bigger memory stick pros) are bloody expensive. The cameras themselves arent that cheap for what you get either.
     
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    Usually theyre only 30-60 seconds because of memory and writing issues.

    When you take a high-res photo, it gets written to the little media card, which takes a few seconds, then you can take your next photo, thats why there is a delay.

    The movie clips are very low-res so that they can transfer 20 frames every second to the media card, or to the cameras buffer.

    Higher resolutions at 20 fps would need a very fast media card to work..
     
  6. Freaek

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    a guy at work got a pentax optio (the 4 or 5mp version, I forget which) and with a 256mb sd card in it, he can take 800 seconds of continuous video with it.

    I believe the fuji s602 or whatever it is can do 640x480 video for as long as your memory can hold, so a 1gb cf card will hold a bit.

    if you want I can ask the model number of the pentax at work tomorrow
     
  7. snn47

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    Fuji S602 or M603 +µdrive 15' per GB

    VGA 640*480 30FPS

    If you are still undecided

    PS aslo new dimage z1

    with the 4GB µdrive announced by Fuji thats ~1h
     
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  8. BrokenPoTs

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    dppreview.com had a camera that encodes video in mpeg4. It was a Kyocera, but I'm not to sure how it reviews.
     
  9. dink

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    My old man has a Canon G5 and it takes as much video to fill up your FlashCard and decent quality too.
     
  10. Squeezer

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    The Video taken from all the cameras Ive seen is pretty crap quality. The best Ive seen is from a Sony ( cant remember the model, but the one with the Big Carl Ziess lens ) damn expensive camera though. The Video from that looks OK..but dont expect too much
     
  11. kiwimeat

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    S602z or S7000

    I have a Fujifilm FinePix S602z - it shoots 640x480 movie with sound.

    It has been superseeded by the S7000 (RRP $1299) which has same feature as is now 6MP.

    I suggest you check them out.

    Only limitations are:-
    - Sound isn't great
    - Can't Zoom once you start
    - Zoom is optical only (ie up to x6 - not x20 Digital)
    - Depending on CF card and who much data the actual movie lenght can be variable. Most I have shot is 4+ minutes before it stopped.
     
  12. rockuman_ex

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    Sony DSC-P10. :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  13. jarnex

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    I've only had video experience with Sony's and Canon's - Sony's record MPEG1 video while Canon's use MJPEG (both 320x240). The Sony output looked much better to my eyes.
     
  14. aleckon

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    Go the sony looks good on a tv anyway... 640x480
    sony dsc-p8 3.2MP version

    get a memory stick off ebay - i landed a 128meg fopr 70bucks aus.
    You can get the memory stick pro if you want alos - much bigger - i thiunk up to a gig?
     
  15. snn47

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    Many take movie-clips but mostly at 10 or 15FPS only.

    The S602 is CF II and supports FAT32 needed for the new 4GB Hitachi µdrive.

    When Videorecording stops it's mostly due to slow CF-memory that can't keep up with the vast amount of data in VGA at 30FPS.

    Production stop of the S602 was said to be may this year, thats why mine was >50% of the original price :D
     

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