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    By Popular Demand gimp's Avatar
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    I need a new camera

    I'm after something like those mini-DSLR jobs, with the lens assembly on the front. Point and shoot basically, but maybe some room to learn without going to an SLR.


    I want good photos, good HD video recording capability, plenty of zoom.


    Pretty simple requirements I guess. For a long time I was trying to get one that ran on AA batteries instead of propriety rechargables but I'm giving up on that. I have a budget up to $750NZ or so - I don't need the flashest, latest model, especially since I'm rough on things and it likely won't last forever.


    What do people suggest? If someone has a camera they'd like to recommend could they please post some example photos and/or film that it has taken?

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    By Popular Demand gimp's Avatar
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    Whenever I have a question I'm going to create a new sub-forum to post it in.

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    Panasonic TZ 20. 16 power zoom. HD vid. Simple to use. Compact.

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    I forgot to mention, it needs to have a protruding front lens that I can attach an adapter to for attaching it to a spotting scope etc. I think the adapter has bushings for 27-58mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I forgot to mention, it needs to have a protruding front lens that I can attach an adapter to for attaching it to a spotting scope etc. I think the adapter has bushings for 27-58mm
    That rules out the TZ20

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    Have a look at those 4/3 camera's gimp, small changeable lenses. But I don't know how much shit they can take.
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    The camera that Clay has looks pretty good. Not sure what model it is, but it seems to have the features you are looking for...
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    Yeah, his looks good, might have to just ask what it is and get one


    I did ask but I forgot

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    I just bought a new Fuji finepix, great little camera with a digital viewfinder so you can use it like a DSLR, lens is not threaded unfortunatly.

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    I got a Panasonic Lumix FZ100 today for $650 with a case and a 8gig SD card.


    Should do nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I got a Panasonic Lumix FZ100 today for $650 with a case and a 8gig SD card.


    Should do nicely.
    What speed SD card did you get with it?

    I've been told to go as high as possible (class 10) to cope with the HD footage.
    Last edited by Raging Bull; 17-12-2011 at 07:09 PM.

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    ...er. There are different speeds of SD cards?

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    SDHC

    Class 2 = 2 MB/s
    Class 4 = 4 MB/s
    Class 6 = 6 MB/s
    Class 10 = 10 MB/s

    I've been told, class 6 is the minimum you want for HD filming. Your camera specifications/manual should have the recommended speed for your camera.
    Last edited by Raging Bull; 17-12-2011 at 08:07 PM.

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    I got a C6 SD card today I think, I have a few more floating around, will check them out.

 

 

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