Recommend: small budget camera with movie and audio prowess
September 18, 2008 12:25 AM Subscribe
I'm jumping the gun and asking for a personal recommendation for a used camera purchase.
My budget is $200-250 and I want to buy used. My priorities in order are:
1. As much manual control as possible -- so I'm leaning towards Canon for the CHKD firmware.
2. FAST to start up and take shots and switch modes.
3. 30FPS VGA movie ability that looks comparable to a cheap dedicated camcorder (but it doesn't need to record for a long time -- I'm fine with MJPEG).
4. Good quality audio pickup for the movies.
5. Smaller than SLR-size.
...Everything else is low priority.
I hope these criteria and its answers will be useful to others.
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