So far, no one has built a camera that is both a good video and a good still camera.
There are combo cameras around but you have to ask youself, do I want good video or good still pictures. You can not have them both.
Choose one of the camcorders you like and then also choose a Panasonic DMC-FZ20 for the still pictures.
You should also post your question on the Camcorders forum.
You will find it here:
I need urgent help to find a camera that suit my needs.
I will be traveling to Amazonia and will be engaged to a work where i have to take fotos and record video of animals. A good optical zoom is important as sometimes animals are far and i need to get them on the camera. Still image quality is also priority.
My main priorities in this camera is:
- good optical zoom
- image stabilization (as I will be mainly on a boat taking fotos and videos)
- audio input for a microphone
- flash and light at night incorporated
I have dont extensive serach on the internet and found that these maybe are the best:
Sony HC-32 (20x opt)
Panazonic GS-15 (24x opti)
Panasonic GS-35 (30 opti)
OPTIO MX (10x opt, 3.2 MP)
Canon VMX200 (14x and 1.3 MPixel)
I really dont know what to choose and maybe you have some other ideas.
Please help me as i have to rush with this.