by snapshot2 - 10/1/12 3:01 PM
In Reply to: Video Yes? by milesmouthguard
To make a good $200 camera, it is necessary to cut as many costs as possible.
A digital camera's purpose is to take good "still" pictures. The ability to take video is a bonus because that can be done cheaply (mostly firmware). So, you will not get excellent audio; you get the least expensive audio circuits that is competative with the competition.
And that is basic AGC (automatic gain control).
Which will boost the sound if the sound is too low.
It will not lower the sound if it is too high.
If you try to record live music you will get distortion if you are too close to the music source.
There is no adjustment for loudness.
Camcorders are more likely to have good audio circuits than digital cameras.
Recently a couple of digital cameras were released that boast of their audio abilities but the cheapest one is over $2500.
The bottom line is that there is no low cost digital camera that has good sound or microphones good enough for live music recording.
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