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Which video camera for your travels?(recommendations please)

Travel Forums Travel Photography Which video camera for your travels?(recommendations please)

1. Posted by si403 (Full Member 130 posts) 7y

hi. in January im gonna set off to Costa Rica, and would like to record parts of my trip.

can anyone recommend a good digital video camera suitable for travelling?

budget of about £150-£200. has to be small and compact ideally. ive looked on amazon etc and theres just so much choice i dont know where to start!

thanks for any help...
Simon.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

I guess it depends on what kind of quality video you are planning to output later on. If you're not considering anything too fancy (like just uploading to the web), have you considered something like the new ipod nano's? Cheap and of course you can listen to music while you're at it ;) Alternatively, the Flip Mino HD looks like a travellers' best friend!

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Oct-2009, at 01:49 by Sam I Am ]

3. Posted by fastjava (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Quality is key. You can try the Aiptek flip units

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019BPTMI

But it's only mediocre video quality.

Personally I bought a DSLR camera with 1080P video capabilities, but the focus feature leaves something the be desired...

4. Posted by si403 (Full Member 130 posts) 7y

thanks for the replys.

basically i will make a video on windows movie maker when i get back to show my friends. so something that'll still look good on a tv screen. around the £200 mark..

5. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

There are 100's, if not 1000's of s/h camcorders out there. Just about every format is available.. Digi, cassette (still excellent), Hi8, Super8 and so much more. If it's your first ever one and you want something more than just an i-camera, then try and find one in a s/h shop that has some sort of 17/14 etc. day money back guarantee. Try them all and pick the one you like the most. I have 2 Sony Handycams. One cassette and one digital. The digicam has better quality playback, but the cassettecam is much easier to use and the picture quality is still very good. Both can be picked up s/h for under €100 each and together when I bought them new, they cost me over €1000 not so long ago.