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Hybrid/Multifunction cameras--eg: Casio EX-P505

by CeliaTrout / January 21, 2006 2:15 AM PST

I'm interested in using ONE device to take digital stills & video. Has anyone purchased/used Casio EX-P505? Any other cameras out there anyone can talk about? I believe this is the direction the idustry will eventually take; any thoughts?

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Proud 505 Owner
by Tien-Avenger / January 26, 2006 2:00 PM PST

Well what kind of video quality are you looking for?
I like the P505 because it's extreamly compact.
Has a unique look that makes people want a closer look at it.
Swiveling 2 inch screen for those hard to reach places
Advanced options but also N00b friendly auto settings.
Takes good videos.

If you're looking for super high quality i want to record every growing moment of my child as he or she grows then this isnt for you. might as well go for a camcorder.

It is a Hybrid but keep in mind it is a digital camera at the core. the video recording still must remain within that digital camera core. what i mean by this is resolution, video quality, how much space it takes up, and battery life are all those of a standard digital camera.

If you're hard on pictures but want the option available for short videos then by all means i recommend a P505. But if you're looking for hard core video with occasional pictures get something like that cause the 505 aint it

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Hybrid video/still camera
by CeliaTrout / January 27, 2006 6:44 AM PST
In reply to: Proud 505 Owner

To answer your question, I'm very interested in the Sanyo Xact HD1 ( It was announced at CES 2006 & I'd really like to see the quality of the video--also claims to take great stills. It will not ship until 03/06 and sells for about $800.

If I could see the output, it might help me make up my mind... I'm heading over to the Sanyo website...

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