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camera mpeg capability vs. HD camcorder

Postby rlown » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:50 pm

Hi All,

I was thinking about switching from my HP R927 to an HD camcorder for backcountry photography. My friends and i mostly go to fish, but we do wildlife and scenery shots as well (bear encounters, and coyotes chasing deer were memorable). Last year's trip was a lot of still shots which are still great, but we started to use the MPeg features more, with the audio/video, it told more of the story of the trips.

I was looking at some of the smaller Canon HD units like the VIXIA HF10. The main problem I couldn't solve was recharge. I would absolutely love that capability, but could not find a 12v solar recharge solution with them.

Any ideas would be appreciated,

Russ



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Re: camera mpeg capability vs. HD camcorder

Postby The Other Tom » Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:05 am

I don't know if it would fit your needs or not, but a lot of compact digital cameras have video capabilities these days.
check out this feature guide on dpreview http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare.asp
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Re: camera mpeg capability vs. HD camcorder

Postby rlown » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:22 pm

not really sure i could solve the recharge problem with my current camera which does mpegs as well, without bringing the proprietrary base. I was more interested in the advantage of a full fledged HD camcorder v. a camera.

Still interested,

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