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Filming camera?

I'm looking to buy a camera over the summer so I can film when winter rolls around. I am looking for an all around good camera for HD movies and great pictures. There are lots of cameras out there that do that but unfortunatly i'm on a buget.

Can you guys reccomend any specific cameras or just tell me what cameras you use! Thanks for your time
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I was in your exact position last year at this time

i looked at a bunch of pofessional cameras and the cheapest you can get those are about $2000 unless your looking at a used one. and technically they aren't HD. although it looks like it

eventually i went with the canon HFs100. Its a great HD camera and takes nice still pictures too.
It doesnt have some of the features a professional camera does but the video quality is great.
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I have a Creative Vado HD - it's not something you'd want to use for professional shoots, but for $160 it gets the job done in HD. Shoots 2 hours of footage and has a built in USB. It's small like a Flip so you can easily keep it in your jacket pocket and film while on a run or on the lift.
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Cannon HV series for sure. HV20/30 their might be a 40 now too, I can't remember.

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Im deffinatly considering the canon HFs100 it seems amazing and some of the sample vids i saw look like a 2000 dollar camera could take them. How much did u buy it for?
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Yahoo, a question little noob snowboarder me can actually help with...

You are going to want to decide which is more important, photo or video. The process required for each is totally different and thus a cam that does one well will do the other not so well. It's even wider than the difference between a park board and a powder board. I have a Canon HF10 HD digicam, and while the video is awesome the photos are just barely adequate.

My primary still cam is a Pentax K20D with an f/1.8 Sigma zoom, and I also have a fixed length Sigma f/2.8 macro and f/3.5-4.5 tele lens. I am a semi-pro photographer and I am guessing this is massive overkill for you. My secondary cam is an older waterproof Pentax, and something like that would be right up your alley if you're just looking for snapshots. There are a lot of cameras out now that are both waterproof to 10-30 feet (aka they can get wet) and shockproof (aka they won't break when you fall on them). I would look real hard at one of them. If you are more serious for photos, I'd look at one of the superzoom or "prosumer" cams, my favorite being the Panasonic FZ35 because it has filter threads, so you can mount a polarizing filter on it --will REALLY help on those blue sky days on the mountain. All of these cams except the SLR will shoot video of Youtube-style quality.

For video, I'd look real hard at one of the Flips unless you're really serious. There's something very appealing about a video camera that will fit in your (interior, dry, protected) pocket.
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I used to have a canon hv30 then upgraded to a panasonic hmc150, but the pannie mad expensive. The hv30 was absolutely amazing for the price, i'd say go with that you wont be disappointed
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One other thing. Ignore how many megapixels it is. Even the cheapest consumer grade camera now has enough MP to print a beautiful 16x20 print or an 8x10 with cropping. I have sold literally hundreds of pictures to fishing magazines using my 5 year old, 6MP waterproof camera, and I doubt you could even find a 6MP camera nowadays. Adding megapixels is basically the easiest way for cam manufacturers to make their product sound snazzier, even if overall photo quality hasn't changed. Mostly what adding more and more megapixels to small cameras does is makes pictures shot at high ISO (faster speed, needed for lower light conditions) noisier (grainier), because there's only so much room on camera chips (which aren't getting any bigger) to record information, and shooting at high ISO means these individual sensor locations interfere with one another.
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I used to have a canon hv30 then upgraded to a panasonic hmc150, but the pannie mad expensive. The hv30 was absolutely amazing for the price, i'd say go with that you wont be disappointed
how much is it?
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hmc150 is like 3grand +.

look into a dslr, like the canon t2i. it shoots awesome photos, as well as 720p 60p and 1080p 24p video. its the 7d's little brother basically, and its around 800 bucks. records onto cheap sd cards.
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