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by: Addicus2756 January 2, 2007 3:52 PM PST

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Best video mode Point and Shoot digital camera?

by Addicus2756 - 1/2/07 3:52 PM


I started out my digital photo career about a year ago when I got a Canon digital rebel XT (350D) for my graduation from high school. And as much as ive enjoyed the rebel, its rather cumbersome to carry around in a college party type situation for fast shooting, and it defiantly cant be pocketed.

So what Im looking for now is a point and shoot for under $350 that can take good pictures, and also, most importantly, can take nice video footage with sound. I would like the camera to shoot at least 640x480 resolution movie files at 30fps or better, and would also really like a model that can shoot up to 60FPS or more at a lower resolution, or a higher resolution, although ive never seen that be the case. The type of storage card doesnt matter to me, but I would shy away from any camera that automatically limits the amount of time that I can record in any one movie mode.

It would also be preferred that the camera can take somewhat of a beating, since im going to take it snowboarding. Although I can stick it in a case and plastic bag so it doesnt have to be specifically made shock resistant and waterproof, just something that can take a jostle or two every now and then and not break. The tougher the better essentially.

Please fell free to recommend any cameras you think would fit what im looking for. I have done a little research on my own, but I figure getting the opinions of some knowledgeable community members from various forums would help me become more informed on my choice. Thanks a bunch!

PS. When I say under $350 please, I mean from ANYWHERE I can buy it. Like if I can get the model you would recommend for under $350 used on ebay, thats fine with me.

Thanks again, Shawn.

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