Camcorder with camera or Camera with Video?

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  1. mastermanna123
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    mastermanna123 GBAtemp Regular

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    Ok. So for graduation ([​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]) my cousin's gonna get me either a camera or a camcorder.
    I was hoping fellow tempers could tell me which would be better.

    I'm one of those people who like having all-in-one devices.
    Digital cameras have superb photo quality + video recording capabilities.
    Digital camcorders have HD video recording qualities + decent picture taking quality.

    So which would be the better option to invest in?
    I was looking at the Sony Webbie HD, iFlip HD, Samsung Dual View, and Nikons/Cybershots.

    All help is appreciated and thanks everyone in advance.
     
  2. GentleFist

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    if you take a lot of videos that arent just for fun the camcorder

    if you take a lot of pictures you want to print etc the camera
     
  3. coolbho3000

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    Why not a nice DSLR that can do both? A bit on the expensive side if you want nice video shooting capabilities though.
     
  4. mastermanna123
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    I was thinking about DSLR's too until I saw the prices. I need something recession proof in the U.S.
    And was really hoping for something portable, light, easy to carry, etc.
     
  5. Joe88

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    what kind of price range?
     
  6. elixirdream

    elixirdream GBAtemp Legend

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    for camera or camcorder
    its always a good choice to stick with canon [​IMG]

    you won't go any wrong with their camera or camcorder
    their camcorder is always one of the best in town [​IMG]

    the question always go back to BUDGET [​IMG]
    whats your cousin's budget
    with 500-600 USD you can always get some entry level DSLR + basic kit
     
  7. mastermanna123
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    Um... around $200 at the most i think?

    Cannon is a good company, but they dont look as nice as Sony's and Nikkon's. And no DSLR's due to size and price.
     
  8. Lushay

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    I would say Camera with a Camcorder. I like pictures alot...but how often do you need video?