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Hey, I need some help finding a good video camera for me. I don't want to spend a lot of money (less than $100 would be fantastic) but I don't want a "bad" camera. I'm just looking to use it for every day purposes, like sports or filming funny moments, etc. Thanks in advance!
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for that price i think i flip fits your budget. you can do a lot with them. it will not have exceptional quality but will still do a great job.

overall when it comes to sports you would need a pretty good camera but in that price range the flip will more than likely suit your needs.

video cameras can range anywhere from $100-$50k
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I'm in the market too for a cheap digicam.

Reading some reviews on these flips. 3rd generation looks decent.

I need to be be able to plug in a directional mic, and the I.S. is handy...the previous generations don't have these features, but 3rd generation does.

Can't seem to find a remote control accessory available though, and there's no optical zoom.... Don't think they'll work for me, but look like a very good budget option otherwise.
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Nvm, my bad missed the context and posted too quickly. Carry on nothing to see here folks.

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Edited by Ceadderman - 2/21/11 at 11:22am
 
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I have looked at the flip series, and they look like decent cameras, but I have read that they only save to a format that only works for the software they provide. Don't think you can change the format so you can edit in separate software. Not sure I really like that idea.
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yea you can convert the files to another format. i know some kids at my school that say they edit flip footage in final cut. although they dont fully know how to efficiently work with video footage so they may be lying about what they edit with
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http://cgi.ebay.com/12-0-MP-Digital-...item2a0c767d41
This looks decent (really just bare minimum of what I want) and an awesome price at that. thoughts?
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not really that great of a camera but for the price and your budget you probly cant beat it
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I have looked at the flip series, and they look like decent cameras, but I have read that they only save to a format that only works for the software they provide. Don't think you can change the format so you can edit in separate software. Not sure I really like that idea.

It's H.264 AAC MP4. That be a standard format.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flip_Video


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http://cgi.ebay.com/12-0-MP-Digital-...item2a0c767d41
This looks decent (really just bare minimum of what I want) and an awesome price at that. thoughts?
Looks like a good deal. Checked out some of the feedbacks and one guy says 'good for the kids'. But what do people want for $65. I would go through and check out all the feedbacks for that item before purchasing.
Edited by damian5000 - 2/21/11 at 6:11pm
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