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Good Camera for Youtube Vids?

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Yo, I'm just lookin for a camera that can record in 1080p (1920x1080) to make some fun videos for youtube and such. The two that have caught my interest is the Toshiba Camileo H30 or the Kodak Zi8. As you can see from my choices, my budget is really low so I'm not gonna expect anything amazing. I just need something that will work and do the job.

Suggestions and Opinions? Thanks!
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I've been using the Kodak Zi8 for my videos and love it to death.

It shoots great in 720p, though I haven't tried 1080 yet. I suggest picking it up.
But, get an external mic, the on board one has a bad habit of randomly crackling.

Here's a quality sample.


Edited by frickfrock999 - 5/19/11 at 7:36pm
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I've been using the Kodak Zi8 for my videos and love it to death.

It shoots great in 720p, though I haven't tried 1080 yet. I suggest picking it up.
THIS!!!!

I love my zi8, it's much better than the flip offerings, check out my youtube channel
Everything on there is taken with the zi8 in mostly 1080p.. I have comparisons of all the different settings and I also have some videos for some accessories that I've picked up, my favorite being the DX wide angle lens!!

Ninja edited,

No crackling from my onboard mic, only the common high-pitch whine. I picked up the popular fake sony mic on ebay. $3.50 lol
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Nicenice, I'm not too worried about zoom either cuz a lot of it will just be videos with it setup on a tripod for stupid stuff. Does it do the wide 1080p? 1920x1080?

The one thing I'm not pumped about is that it doesn't have a flip out screen so that I can look at my ugly self while talking to the camera, haha. But I guess I can live without that since this thing has a really nice pricetag on it.
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i like my goprohd

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THIS!!!!



No crackling from my onboard mic, only the common high-pitch whine. I picked up the popular fake sony mic on ebay. $3.50 lol
Oh man, the Sony ECM-DS70p scam?
I was fortunate enough to get a legit one, but I've heard the horror stories.
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Oh man, the Sony ECM-DS70p scam?
I was fortunate enough to get a legit one, but I've heard the horror stories.
I was aware it was fake. They sound great.

Real at 2:15 and fake at 3:15


It's just not as good with the lows.


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Does it do the wide 1080p? 1920x1080?
Yup, 1920x1080, 720p@60fps, 720p@30fps, wvga @ 30fps. The 1080p is the narrowest of the bunch while the 720p is the widest.
Low light situations are an issue and 720p@60fps will automatically switch to 30fps in low light so make sure you have enough light if you want to shoot at 60fps.
Edited by Phoriver - 5/19/11 at 8:03pm
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the fake one actually doesnt sound bad at all lolz.
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Would any of you guys with the Zi8 be kind enough to just take an indoor video with normal lights on? (no natural icky sunlight) I'm just a bit worried about the low light recordings cuz I keep hearing way too many mixed reviews on this thing.

Thanks!
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+1 for the gopro
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