I need a good camera.
September 12, 2008 7:12 PM Subscribe
I want a camera. I'm not quite satisfied with just
an SLR or just
a video camera, but one that can do both.
posted by zardoz to sports, hobbies, & recreation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If I had the money I'd buy one of each, but it's more economical and practical to just get one. I'd like to get a Nikon digital SLR, if for no other reason than the ability to change lenses. For video, I'd like a 3CCD video camera, but this doesn't seem to be part of any digital SLR that I can find (is the hardware for 3CCD too bulky?).
Which brings me to a corollary video question: is there a big difference between "HD" video cameras and 3CCD video cameras?
In short, can anyone suggest an SLR that has good-to-outstanding video quality? I seem to remember reading on a tech blog very recently that Nikon or Olympus is releasing a video SLR but I can't find anything. One that is under US$1000 would be ideal.