"Strong video recording performance" bothers me.
Any camcorder will produce better video than the video from a digital still camera.
Just make sure that the digital still camera can produce 640x480 video at 30 (fps) frames per second. The video is OK and is acceptable for most people.
"Parties" bother me too.
That implies taking pictures in low light conditions.
If you are taking flash pictures, most small cameras can only cover a distance of about 12 feet.
If you are wanting to take low light party pictures without flash ... you are out of luck with any small camera.
All new cameras have over 7 megapixels.
So, tell us more about the conditions where you want to photograph and do you have a preference about optical zoom.
Hey all! I'm new to the forums so let me start out by saying hi!
Anyways, I'm sick of my fat old Casio Exlim and its awful video recording performance. I'm looking for a slim camera with a fast shutter (I think that means it "snaps" photos quickly) and high resolution video capability.
As far as mega pixels go, I assume I don't need anything more than 7 or 8 for recreational photography (parties, occasions, etc) right?
Thanks in advance!