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Digital Video Camera without Still Shot Mode

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Anonymous
July 25, 2004 5:53:02 PM

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I would like to buy a new video camera, but I am not at all interested
in the Still Shot Mode that seems to be the reason some cameras cost
so much. Is there a good camera, that takes great videos, that will
connect to my computer, and will not make me pay for Still Shot Mode
that I would never want to use? I have a new Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
for my still shots. Thanks!!
Anonymous
July 25, 2004 7:47:38 PM

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"Georgeanne" <georgeanne@cablelynx.com> wrote in message
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> I would like to buy a new video camera, but I am not at all interested
> in the Still Shot Mode that seems to be the reason some cameras cost
> so much. Is there a good camera, that takes great videos, that will
> connect to my computer, and will not make me pay for Still Shot Mode
> that I would never want to use? I have a new Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
> for my still shots. Thanks!!

How do you like the Oly C-8080?

Tim
Anonymous
July 26, 2004 1:34:31 AM

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"Tim S." <hjk@cox.com> wrote in message news:<cMWMc.32878$SD3.17247@okepread06>...
> "Georgeanne" <georgeanne@cablelynx.com> wrote in message
> news:37504fea.0407251253.2a9ac5d1@posting.google.com...
> > I would like to buy a new video camera, but I am not at all interested
> > in the Still Shot Mode that seems to be the reason some cameras cost
> > so much. Is there a good camera, that takes great videos, that will
> > connect to my computer, and will not make me pay for Still Shot Mode
> > that I would never want to use? I have a new Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
> > for my still shots. Thanks!!
>
> How do you like the Oly C-8080?
>
> Tim

I like it, but will probably never know how to really get the most out
of it. It is fairly complicated. The pictures really show greater
detail than I had with my Olympus C-3000.
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Anonymous
July 26, 2004 2:28:07 AM

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On 25 Jul 2004 13:53:02 -0700, georgeanne@cablelynx.com (Georgeanne)
wrote:

>I would like to buy a new video camera, but I am not at all interested
>in the Still Shot Mode that seems to be the reason some cameras cost
>so much. Is there a good camera, that takes great videos, that will
>connect to my computer, and will not make me pay for Still Shot Mode
>that I would never want to use? I have a new Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
>for my still shots. Thanks!!

Still shot mode doesn't cost very much, so the only way you're
likely to get it is by buying the very cheapest (and lowest
feature/quality) models. Alternatively, go for very high end models,
which may omit the feature due to its near uselessness for pro use.

Otherwise, just consider it a small feature which you'll never use
-- most camcorders have some options on which you're not likely to
use. Still shot is almost unavoidable on a camcorder with enough
extra pixels for digital stablilization, because *some* people do use
it and it provides a good use for the extra pixels in still mode.

I have noticed that some new camcorders omit the memory card for the
still mode, which probably does save a little bit of money for that.
Or else, maybe they just ran out of the 4meg/8meg cards ;-) which were
given away free with the things.

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Anonymous
July 26, 2004 3:21:37 PM

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Jeffery S. Jones said:

<< some new camcorders omit the memory card for the
still mode, which probably does save a little bit of money for that.
Or else, maybe they just ran out of the 4meg/8meg cards ;-) >>

My TRV350 came without a card. I doubt that I will ever buy one.



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