View Full Version : Video camera
03-09-2008, 06:01 AM
im gonna buy me a cheap video camera, anyone no a good cheap one, no more than $200
03-09-2008, 06:07 AM
they have some decent ones on ebay for $120-$130
03-09-2008, 05:15 PM
Flip video Ultra - I bought one a couple weeks ago from Amazon and it's ok for the cost. Very basic - just a 2X zoom, so that's a minus, but you can record up to an hour's worth of stuff. It has a flip out USB jack (FLIP video, get it? :) ) and it's got a pretty simple program to download stuff to your computer. It's got minimal buttons, so it's very easy to use - play, record, trash and a 4 way toggle (around the record button.) The screen is very easy to see, and blah blah blah. It cost 145 bucks, no shipping. I've used it in class and the kids absolutely love it!
It's main purpose is to make videos that can be posted on Youtube type areas - minimal size, etc. I'll see if I can download a short vid tonight and post it here for you to see the quality.
03-09-2008, 06:05 PM
Ok, here it is. Let me warn you, it's EXTREMELY boring. Just a shot of my dry firing, and helping one of our newer, inexperienced players with moving and shooting at the same time before practice started.
I wasn't trying to be "professional", just showing the quality of the video. Also, this one was edited in Windows Movie Maker just for some playing around time...as you can see, the quality isn't that bad and like I said, it's easy to use.
This is one of the Movie Mixes that comes with the camera software...not the best, but I kind of got a snicker out of this particular one...
03-09-2008, 06:19 PM
thanks, doesnt look to bad in quality, but you say it only has a 2x zoom, idk, i need a zoom in and out, whered you get it
03-09-2008, 07:21 PM
Amazon.com. I debated for a couple weeks on it. I read all the reviews, both positive and negative and decided to give it a shot. It's really a pretty decent camera for one that fits in your pocket, is hand-held and can download the video directly to your computer.
For less than 200, I don't think you'll find much in the way of new that is quality.
Here's a link (http://www.amazon.com/Video-Ultra-Camcorder-60-Minutes-Black/dp/B000V1PXMI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1205119280&sr=8-1) - it appears to have gone up in price a little!
03-09-2008, 07:30 PM
The nostalgia vid needed a piano in the background.. ;)
03-09-2008, 07:37 PM
this is what i wanted for christmas, but back then it was only $130. has 12MP and 8x digital zoom
03-09-2008, 08:02 PM
I saw something like that at Target the other day, and it was very tempting to pick up...