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Looking for camera suggestions

by helpappreciated / April 12, 2013 1:02 AM PDT

I'd like to replace my Canon Power Shot SD600 and JVC camcorder with one Camera that does both very well.

I like to carry just one camera that does it all on vacations and family get-togethers. All suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Any other requirements? Budget? Size?
by MarkatNite / April 12, 2013 1:04 PM PDT

And which JVC camcorder are you replacing? i.e. what kind of video specs are you looking for?

Top end, I'd say a Panasonic GH3 + 14-140mm + a few fast/bright primes. (e.g. 20mm f1.7, 45mm f1.8, 75mm f1.8) But you could probably do OK with less.

Mark

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Compact between $400 - $600.
by helpappreciated / April 12, 2013 5:10 PM PDT

The camcorder is a JVC Enverio 35x optical zoom, 30gb hard disk. It records in the .MOV format so I'm forced to convert my videos to view them. My Canon Powershot is functional but will not work with high capacity memory cards.
I'm looking for a compact digital camera up to $600.

I'd like to have a camera that:
a. takes high quality stills/video
b. records video in a prominent format
c. has Dual Record
d. allows for high capacity cards
e. is somewhat easy to use.

I know nothing about specs. I'm just an amateur so auto settings will be used for the most part. If I have the camera long enough I may delve into the manual side of life.

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Maybe a Panasonic FZ200?
by MarkatNite / April 14, 2013 10:18 AM PDT

It's definitely a compromise, but I can't think of anything that meets all your criteria that's also within your budget. So, unless you're willing to spend upwards of $1,000, the FZ200 is the closest thing I can think of.

Sorry - Mark

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