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    Default Using your digital camera as a Video camera

    With digital camera nowadays offer HD video quality & the ability to zoom when taking video.

    Would you use your digital camera as your video camera?

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    of cos, HD offers better quality and FPS (or should i say there will not be any lagging)?.
    but yes, i will still use my digital camera for recording videos.
    unless the videos are important...

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    Can u imaging urself holding a dslr to take video? It is soooooooooooo stupid!

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    as above said. it all depends on the user. For me, i rather have dedicated camcorder and dedicated camera because each have their own features which makes them good in what they do.
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    YES! why not?...

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    Can u imaging urself holding a dslr to take video? It is soooooooooooo stupid!
    Why not?Use a D90 or a 5D MK 2 lah.Bigger sensor would mean better IQ i think...24 FPS is quite OK for smooth movies.

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    sometimes I do use it on tours as I don't have a camcorder...
    sometimes you need a little video to spice things up...

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    yupz. I use my digi cam as video for casual shots. but if it's an impt video, a camcorder can be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitkai View Post
    Can u imaging urself holding a dslr to take video? It is soooooooooooo stupid!
    I am using a Panasonic FZ50, even though it is not a DSLR, it is size at about the same as a Canon 1000D.

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    Uhm.. No Video Cam, so use digi cam.. Infact, I bought this 80IS so I can use as a digi cam, as well as being my baby camera for when DSLR is.. impractical.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZEgZoguZtA

    Quite acceptable, no?
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    fyi... 5Dmk2 came out. full HD recording. if your DSLR has it, why not, when there's a need to.
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    Default Re: Using your digital camera as a Video camera

    Quote Originally Posted by GavinTing View Post
    Uhm.. No Video Cam, so use digi cam.. Infact, I bought this 80IS so I can use as a digi cam, as well as being my baby camera for when DSLR is.. impractical.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZEgZoguZtA

    Quite acceptable, no?
    Quite good.... if you did not tell me it is taken from a digital camera, I would have thought that it is from a Video Camera

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    Default Re: Using your digital camera as a Video camera

    I have only one problem with using DSLR as video camera.

    While taking videos, I cannot take photos.

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    Default Re: Using your digital camera as a Video camera

    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    I have only one problem with using DSLR as video camera.

    While taking videos, I cannot take photos.
    With HD, you can try to grab some shots after the video....

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    Default Re: Using your digital camera as a Video camera

    I use my Canon PowerShot A650 IS Video Mode to make underwater DvDs of my Scuba Diving trips..... for my diving Kakis all the time.

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    Default Re: Using your digital camera as a Video camera

    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    I use my Canon PowerShot A650 IS Video Mode to make underwater DvDs of my Scuba Diving trips..... for my diving Kakis all the time.
    You must have invested on a underwater housing for it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexalicious View Post
    fyi... 5Dmk2 came out. full HD recording. if your DSLR has it, why not, when there's a need to.
    provided certain conditions are met..

    Unless got actually use the video function, its actually an entry level camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    I have only one problem with using DSLR as video camera.

    While taking videos, I cannot take photos.
    Same.... Otherwise, I prefer the videos from D90 compared to my old Panasonic DV camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    With HD, you can try to grab some shots after the video....
    Yeah.. if full HD, it would be almost a 2MP picture which is good enough for 4R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Yeah.. if full HD, it would be almost a 2MP picture which is good enough for 4R.
    You can try the old S5is or the new Canon PowerShot SX1 IS... it allows you to take photos while recording video...

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