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Picture Takin'

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by preacher, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. preacher

    preacher New Member

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    Could use a suggestion or two. We want to get either a camera or camcorder, digital that is. Checking around locally it seems you can buy the cc's cheaper than the cameras. I'm talking the smaller ones. Can anyone tell me how to figure Mgbs of memory to minutes of recording video? I figure it eats it up pretty fast.
     
  2. exscentric

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    Go to some manufacturer websites and snoop they should give you an idea of how much stuff you can stuff on your memory.

    I'd guess it differs a little between units depending on their quality of pictures etc.
     
  3. preacher

    preacher New Member

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    OK, I'll do that,...too! Ever have those days when ya just feel dumber than a rock???
     
  4. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH New Member

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    While reseaching, remember that the resolution of the video being capture will make the time vary.

    My Digital camera will take video shots. My camera is a 5 megapixel camera and has 7 settings for video, and it goes from 25secs to a maximum of 14minutes15seconds with the different settings.



    Jamie
     
  5. Trotter

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    Before you buy, check the prices of the cards it uses.

    The cheapest is SD cards.

    Avoid Sony. They only use their own propritary cards, which cost WAAAAAY too much.
     
  6. Dale-c

    Dale-c Active Member

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    What are you wanting to do?
    I have both a DV camcorder and a 4 MP Fuji camera.

    Both can take stills and video clips but I wouldn't use the DV for stills and I wouldn't use the still camera for video clips.

    If you want video, get a regular camcorder.
    If you want stills, you can get a decent one for $150 or sometimes less on sale.
    Good cameras usually start around $300

    But it all comes down to what you want to do.
     
  7. preacher

    preacher New Member

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    Taking pics will be fine, I had only noticed that the video cams were cheaper in price. I'm fairly good on a computer now...but all the other technology has passed me by...including cellphones!! Oh...do they make any that are squirrel proof??!! ;)
     
  8. Dale-c

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    I would say just get the still camera. It will take much higher quality.

    Oh, Check out Picassa from Google.
    It is kinda like iPhoto from Apple but it works on windows.
     
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