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Hi guys I'm getting into filming sports: Sailing, mountain biking and A LOT of skiing. I'm looking for a camera that will give me decent video quality but it has to be fairly small and TOUGH. I don't care about how well it picks up sound and video quality doesn't have to be the best but acceptable.

Please keep the suggestions CHEAP!

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Hi guys I'm getting into filming sports: Sailing, mountain biking and A LOT of skiing. I'm looking for a camera that will give me decent video quality but it has to be fairly small and TOUGH. I don't care about how well it picks up sound and video quality doesn't have to be the best but acceptable.

Please keep the suggestions CHEAP!

~B~
How cheap we talkin?

This was the cheapest one that i could find thats small and durible. I dont know alot about camcorders but i assume this one is decent from the ratings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830246012
If your talkin more money


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830234005
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would be my 3 picks, starting with the cheapest.

i prefer mini dv, or solid state to dvd and hdd camcorders, especially when doing a lot of sports.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830120247

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830120243 - this might be a good pick as sdhc cards are coming down in price and solid state means the only moving parts are the lens optics.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830180097 - this would be my personal pick, 3chip with mini dv as media.
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WOW thanks guys. I like the look of the first camcorder you found there Schubie but I read the reviews and they say it gets about 1 hour of batter life.. Can i buy spares?
Also how well will these handle the cold?

Thanks so much +REP for both of you.

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WOW thanks guys. I like the look of the first camcorder you found there Schubie but I read the reviews and they say it gets about 1 hour of batter life.. Can i buy spares?
Also how well will these handle the cold?

Thanks so much +REP for both of you.

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http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camc...tag=prod.img.1

http://stores.channeladvisor.com/bat...itemid=6484022


    
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