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Best Digital Camera for recording Rock Concerts

by RockinRose4U / March 11, 2013 3:57 AM PDT

Just curious everyone says there is no point and shoot camera with good audio for shooting concert videos. I have the SD-890 and yes it's old but it does pretty decent audio no distortion from bass or drums. My channel is here

I've been to forums I've tried the Canon SX-260 and the new Elph 330 audio on both horrible. Everyone says there's not one out there.. Then I read this old Panasonic T-27 is good but I want a newer model and would like HD with a nice optical zoom. Is there one out there that does HD video and has good audio? I record concerts and local bands at clubs don't take many pictures. I replied to an old thread on here and have been at another forum but I would like to know if anyone can give me some recommendations. Thanks!

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Sorry, I don't know of any point-and-shoots.
by MarkatNite / March 11, 2013 12:10 PM PDT

But have you considered an additional audio recorder? Personally, I use a Zoom H4n and Tascam DR100 Mark II for doing exactly this. (Tascam fed from the board, Zoom for fill.) Of course, this also means synching audio in post (for which I use Plural Eyes, but you can generally do it manually if you shoot the drummer somewhere in each take).

HTH - Mark

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Point and shoot for good audio
by RockinRose4U / March 11, 2013 1:48 PM PDT

Sorry but I don't want to have to do anything with my audio. I don't do anything now and get good audio with my SD890 so why isn't there an HD one out there now? I am sure there is one that's decent like my 890 doesn't have to be better. Thanks Though

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point and shoot
by tkf99 / December 29, 2013 11:38 PM PST

There are some Sony's and Panasonic's that take really good concert audio. What you have to look for apparently are models that have mono mics and not stereo mics.

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