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Camera options with baby on the way

I'm thinking about upgrading my camera from a 10-year-old point-and-shoot to take photos of an imminent new baby (and eventual child-on-the-go), but the options are crazy-making. Camcorder, point-and-shoot, or interchangeable lenses? Video, pocketability, or picture quality? What did you find was the best option? I already have an iPhone 5s that I will use for quick snaps. [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Feb 27, 2014 - 11 answers

 

How to shop for a video camera?

I would like to use Apple iMovie to edit footage of piano performances in (at least) 720p resolution, and I am looking for the best camera for a budget of $400-600. I do not want to plug in the video camera and spend hours copying footage to disk and then transcoding before bringing into iMovie, which appears to rule out all Sony cameras (and possibly others?) that record in a format not friendly to iMovie. With that primary restriction in mind, what is the best video camera/"camcorder" for a budget of $400-600 that works best with iMovie? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 9, 2014 - 2 answers

Best Camcorder for me?

Best Camcorder for under $300? [more inside]
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Oct 21, 2012 - 3 answers

"Happy little trees..."

Help me design the best video setup for recording myself drawing/painting. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Replacing my brother's old camcorder with something slightly less old

Looking for a decent HD-capable video camera to replace my brother's old Sony Handicam [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Oct 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Moving past the point-and-shoot.

I need someone to tell me what camera or camcorder to buy. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Knowyournuts on Oct 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for a durable little video camera

I'm looking to get a video camera, specifically a quick, durable thing for using with and around a new baby. Super bonus points for being water proof. Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 22, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for a camera w/ a very specific function

I'm looking for a camera (or video camera w/ still-shot capability) that can do a NIFTY thing my Pencam can do, but with better image quality: I can set up my Pencam in a remote location connected to my PC via a cable, for example focused on some birds at a birdfeeder outside the window, and I can preview on my PC monitor what the Pencam sees & then take a pic with a mouseclick when the timing is right. Any chance?
posted by Shane on Jun 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Why do some videos look so dang good?

Why does some video quality appear warm and soft while others looks harsh and grainy? [more inside]
posted by swrittenb on May 13, 2011 - 16 answers

What is a good HD flash-memory camcorder with AV-input?

Does anyone know of or recommend a good flash-memory hi-def camcorder that has AV input? (ie it can also record regular/analogue video from another source, like a VCR does, though obviously it won't be in HD). Something like the Aiptek A-HD+ meets the flash/HD/AV-in criteria, but I'm hoping to find something with better optics/zoom/stabilization. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jan 7, 2010 - 0 answers

Camhandler

Pistol grips for camcorders? I would like to make my Canon HV30 a little less like this and a little more like this. [more inside]
posted by timshel on Sep 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Platonic relationships, Truth and Video Tape

Camera Purchase: After a long while being out of film (studies) school, I've decided I want to make a documentary. Unfortunately I'm not really up on hardware these days. Can someone tell me what I can expect to pay, what features to look for, and what camera to buy? [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on Sep 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Picking a new compact video camera

I have a Canon PowerShot G10 taking great pictures and VGA-resolution videos. I'm now looking for a video camera that will allow me to capture videos in HD. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by remi on Jun 27, 2009 - 3 answers

Digital videocam capable of slow-motion video?

Can you suggest a video camera for recording slow-motion video? [more inside]
posted by rubadub on Mar 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Which camcorders let you turn off all the clever stuff and access the raw video?

I'm thinking of buying a camcorder. My requirements are slightly unusual: I would like one that does all the "bells and whistles" stuff (image stabilisation, auto light balance, H.264 compression etc). But I also want to be able to turn off all the clever stuff and access the "raw" video. Any recommendations? Hard disk/SD recording is a must, high definition would be good.
posted by handee on Nov 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me find a good camcorder.

I'm in the market for an inexpensive (under $1000) camcorder but every spec on any camera brings up a thousand questions. 3CCD? CMOS? HD? HDV? MiniDV? BluRay? File formats? Still shots? Help! [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Tripod for consumer camcorder?

I'm looking for a fairly-inexpensive ($100 - $200, ideally) tripod for shooting video. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by jacobian on Aug 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Looking for a camcorder to help record university help sessions

I run help sessions for math students at my local university. I'd like to start videotaping them and allowing my students to view the recordings on the web. [more inside]
posted by Proginoskes on Jun 12, 2008 - 3 answers

help me record my snowboarding trip!

I would like to get some video footage from an upcoming snowboarding trip and download it to my computer at a later date. What equipment would be suitable for this? My budget is £100 (~ $200 US) [more inside]
posted by oliverst on Feb 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Which cameras and sound equipment are suitable?

Let's say I want to film an amateur, feature-length documentary. One can assume I'd use a digital camera for relative cheapness and expediency, but which cameras are good enough to do a professional-looking job? I'd be on a very tight budget. This does not take into account the sound equipment, but perhaps you could also comment on that? [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam on Aug 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Can you recommend a reasonably priced camcorder?

ConsumerElectronicsFilter: Can you recommend a reasonably priced camcorder? [more inside]
posted by fusinski on Jul 18, 2007 - 5 answers

Recovering a damaged DV tape

Is there any way to recover a damaged DV tape? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Jul 4, 2006 - 7 answers

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