Best movie taking ability in a point and shoot?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Destroy, Oct 26, 2003.

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    Destroy Guest

    Looking for a $300 or less that has really good movie quality with
    sound? Also, length of clips isn't too much of an issue to me. I know
    all are only 15fps but which camera has the best clarity and sharpness?
    People say the Canon A70 is very impressive both feature wise and
    picture wise, is that the best?
     
    Destroy, Oct 26, 2003
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    Bill Guest

    When you say "they are all only 15fps" I assume you mean any that are under
    $300. My Fuji S602 takes movies at 30fps with audio, either 640 x 480 (VGA)
    or 320x240 (QVGA). But you won't find it new for $300. And it's been
    replaced by the S7000, which costs more, but same movie capabitilies.

    Bill
     
    Bill, Oct 26, 2003
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    Bryan Bellis Guest

    The Sony DSC-V1 is damn good at film and pictures, movies 640*480 with
    sound and no limit on the movie length except your memory stick. Not
    under $300 though!

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    Bryan Bellis, Oct 26, 2003
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    Bill Guest

    It may depend on your system. I use MS Media Player with no problems.
    Bill
     
    Bill, Oct 28, 2003
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    Rick Guest

    How fast is your CPU? What operating system are you running?
    What other programs are running when you play the movies?
    When's the last time you defragged your hard drive(s)?

    Rick
     
    Rick, Oct 29, 2003
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    Bill Guest

    Well,
    Maybe I could help somewhat if you tell me what version of Windows you have,
    and what kind of CPU and it's speed, video card, etc. Do you close other
    programs before you start Media Player? And also what performance settings
    you have.
    These can be significant factors in preformance.
    Bill
     
    Bill, Oct 29, 2003
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    Bill Guest

    Chris,
    I assume you transfer the .AVI file(s) from your S602 and then play them in
    Media Player. Have you tried playing them at a smaller size? Your CPU isn't
    slow, but I can only speak for mine which is 2.1GHZ, so that may be a
    factor. And you might want to check the video settings you have. (Control
    panel => Display => Settings => Advanced............. then your Rage card
    should appear).

    Bill
     
    Bill, Oct 30, 2003
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    Bill Guest

    Chris,
    I'm no expert when it comes to computers, but from what you posted, I'd
    guess you have a fairly old system. Maybe some of the clips you downloaded
    form the net, etc. aren't using 30 frames per second, which is what the .AVI
    files from your S602 record. Otherwise, I have no more ideas. Is there a
    possiblity you could try playing one of your S602 movies on a freind's PC
    with a faster processor, more ram, etc.? i. e. a newer system?
    Bill

     
    Bill, Oct 31, 2003
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    pjp Guest

    I'm running 98SE with 384 megs ram using a PIII at 733Mz.

    Video clips from my S602 run flawlessly under WMP and everything else that
    plays them. Virtualdub has no problems converting them to divx/mp3 codec to
    get their size down.
     
    pjp, Nov 5, 2003
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