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Old March 13th, 2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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Is there a pocket/flip type camera that records a satisfactory image? Perhaps not good enough for professional use, but good enough for daily personal use?

I shoot with Sony EX3 and Panasonic HPX500 so when comparing what is "good enough" probably means quite good.

Any pocket cameras even begin to reach this quality?

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Old March 14th, 2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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Just to kill two birds with one stone, the Nikon Coolpix S5100 or 6000, I don't remember the number, that I bought my wife for Christmas does really nice picture and surprisingly good 720p video.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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Virtually any of the top line P&S (I'm familiar with the Sonys, this year brings 1080 60P...) cameras will give amazingly good results, and good stills too - two birds with one stone (two Daves with the same thought!?).

Cost is typically more than the bottom end consumer "HD" cameras, but for a camera that you can stick in your pocket or a tiny camera case to hook to your belt, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how good the images can be with good camera technique.

I shot some concert footage with a DSC-TX7, and was amazed at how good it looked on a big screen... those can be picked up for under $200 on eBay, which is rediculous for what you get, but it's almost two model years old, so prices drop!
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Old March 14th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Thanks Dave and Dave, I'll look into these. Any strictly video only models that make a high quality recording?
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Old March 14th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #5
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My pocket video camera? iPhone 4, always have it in my pocket.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #6
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I've only seen it once, but the Kodak Zi5 or something like that, has gotten very good reviews and it also has an external mic input.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #7
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It's the Kodak Zi8. In my opinion, it's the best of its class.
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