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Flip Type Camcorders or Digital Camera w/ Video

by spuddy83 / March 4, 2010 11:26 PM PST

I have been looking at some of the pocket type camcorders (Flip/KodakZi8, etc), and am wondering what is the advantage of using this over my Canon Digital Camera SD1200 that also does video? Thanks.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 5, 2010 11:47 AM PST

I have not understood the attraction of the Flip camera.
The newer Flip and the Kodak Zi8 can record High Definition video.
The Canon SD1200 does not record High Definition video.
But many other digital cameras can.

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just a thought
by porsche10x / March 7, 2010 12:33 AM PST

I;m not that familiar with the Flip's (et al) feature set, but in general, recording video on a digital camera often gives less than ideal results. Even the high end cameras with HD capture leave out crucial features. In most cases, you can't change zoom or sometimes even focus during a video capture. Also, the Flips are pretty cheap. A lot cheaper than a high end digital camera with HD capture.

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Kodak Zi8
by Karl Kelman / April 3, 2010 1:31 PM PDT

I've got a Kodak Zi8 which I use primarily to shoot ski videos (view samples at Its been durable, withstood some pretty good shocks and moisture, and takes great pictures. The videos you see on my website have been downsized to load for the web - the originals that I can see on my computer are about 10 times bigger, and the best of them, shot in good light, look like HD TV. Not bad for something I paid $150 for...

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