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Movie quality in Digital Camera

by rahul.khare82 / August 11, 2010 5:02 PM PDT

Hi All,

I am planning to buy a digital camera (for personal use) with good movie quality.
I am a bit confused.
Which is better AVCHD 1080i Full HD movie (in Sony HX5V) or 720p (in Sony H55)?

These cams have picture quality of more than what I require. So, I was thinking of buying one which can server purpose of video rec as well.

Let me know if there is a better digi cam in this price range.

Thanks a lot..

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depends on your needs
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / August 12, 2010 6:09 AM PDT

1080i is better for TV screens over 50" and where you're not shooting much action. 720p is better for fast movements and even if you do have 52" TV, it'd be hard to tell the difference. I have a 56" and it's not that easy to tell the difference between the two.

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It depends on your TV too
by PistonCupChampion / August 12, 2010 6:29 AM PDT
In reply to: depends on your needs

If you have a 720p TV set, feeding it a 1080i signal just ends up being converted to 720p. Even if you have a 1080p set, the 1080i signal still needs to be processed. So the TV and its ability to process the incoming signal is as important as anything else.

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