I’m looking for advice from all of the T-Nation photogs out there, or anybody who’s bought a digital camera recently.
I’m looking to buy one as a gift for my sister for her birthday; I’m looking to spend around $200 although I’d be fine going up to $300 if the quality was worth it.
My plan was originally just to buy a digital camera that had some movie capability, but in browsing online I am seeing plenty of digital camcorders that are basically in the same price range. I figured I would have to pay more for the expanded video capability but some of them are very reasonably priced.
I don’t need a top of the line product, I’m looking for something fairly easy to operate that can take decent stills and also possibly some action shots. I’d also like the possibility to take some video.
I am looking at this product:
It seems the only downside would be the sound quality but that is not a big concern at all. Most of the videos that would be captured would be sporting events where sound quality is relatively unimportant. The USB interface seems fairly easy to hook up to a computer and it’s compatible with the SD cards so I can get something like a 2 or 4GB card that would be able to store plenty of video and they aren’t that expensive.
Anybody have any thoughts or other recommendations? Any brands to stay away from or to specifically buy?