family going to costa, want camcorder advice

Discussion in 'Photo Hut' started by HighSide25, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. HighSide25

    HighSide25 Well-Known Member

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    All:

    we are having a family vaca to costa and we would like to purchase a camcorder. im used to the bigger, more expensive stuff

    this is the smallest ive used:
    http://lh6.ggpht.com/bobindustry/SK-X3G-6YOI/AAAAAAAAC3I/4xeys09qSeg/s400/canon-xh-a1-frontright.jpg

    and this is like the normal one i use:
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZWP0r1wTL.jpg

    i was thinking about those tiny ones like:

    http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/220063/4181750/0/1187857449/Digital_Video_Cameras.jpg

    what would yall recommend and WHY?
    looking for 300-700$ price range and must be simple so the parents can use it without me being there.

    THANKS!
     
  2. Canoeman

    Canoeman Well-Known Member

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    Since you have the good stuff already, it might be fun pick up a Flip Ultra HD for about $200 and an underwater housing for another $50. You end up with a decent 720p video camera in a package that is easy to carry, and anyone can figure out how to use it...kids, grandparents, the neighbors.
     

  3. HighSide25

    HighSide25 Well-Known Member

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    to be clear, i dont OWN any. i use the others for the companies i work for, they get them after the program/game has been shot.

    thanks for the advice. keep them coming!
     
  4. pole_position

    pole_position I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sanyo has a waterproof one the shoots goodfor around 300
     
  5. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    I am of no use on suggesting a camera...I am leaving on the 26th for Costa as well. Maybe with a "layover" in Belize.

    Sorry I am useless ;)