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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-02-2008, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question Camera Tech?

Can anyone suggest me a decent camera?
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What kind? Point and shoot? SLR? What are planning on shooting?
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I have the Olympus E-510, but I also looked at the Canon XTi (now XSi), Canon 5D, Nikon D40x, and the Nikon D80. They're all fine cameras.
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Need details to answer a question of this type

I'm assuming you want a digital right? What price range?
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Ièm looking at both for still photos and a good quality one for video, and I apologize for the brief question, I seen my boss walking up at the time so i ended with a question mark and hit post lol.

I want to be able to make good quality videos, and i do realize i will need a good editing program as well, so any help there would be greatly appreciated
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If you're more interested in videos, you'd be MUCH better off getting a video camera rather than a still camera. There is no such thing as a good point & shoot still camera that takes good videos.



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I agree with Avenger... it depends on how much Video you want to do though. I've noticed that most video camera's take HORRIBLE stills, or the way to take stills is horrible even if the picture is good... but from what I've seen (limited!), the still camera's take great stills and decent video. How you hold the camera and the length of video shot I think have a lot to do with perception.

With that being said, however, you did mention something about editing software... I use VideoRedo TV Suite to cut, splice, and burn videos. It's not full featured for editing some things, but for a simple way to combine, clip, and burn, all to frame accurate standards and do it simply, with an easy to use interface, it was great. I think the cost is right inline too... VideoRedo (with out the DVD authoring) is 50 bucks, and I want to say that DVD authoring adds 25 bucks... Check out VideoReDo MPEG Video Editing Software if you are interested.
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Im kinda leaning towards TWO cameras right now, one for stills and one for video,i just do not know where to begin when looking at either lol, Im technology inept and only 22 lol
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When it comes to something like cameras that I don't know about, I like to browse a Target/Wal-Mart type store in person, also browse a Best Buy/Circuit City type store in person, then also browse eBay. I go to Wal-Mart/Target to get an idea of best price, The big electronic stores for an idea of what is out there at any cost, and then eBay to get an idea of what they are going for used, and what some of the other less known brands are going for (even if I don't buy from there). You'll get to know a decent slice of what's out there. If you are wanting to go higher priced, you could also go to a professional camera shop. There, you'll get fantastic advice, and see more of the high end equipment, but you'll also pay alot for it... I personally don't see it being worth it, but there are people that really think it is better... it probably is better (I'm just a cheap skate)!

Once you think you've found a make and model you like, do some searching on epinions.com. You might have to enter a slightly different model number (5590 rather than 5595), but it's a way to get some public feedback.

Good luck!

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