looking for a new digital camera

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  1. ssjautobot

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    im in the market for a new digital camera, and i dont know anything about cameras, so im seeking some help. i like to upload videos on youtube, but my flip video camera is cutting it. so i need help please

    1. looking for something between 200-500 dollars
    2. prefer optical zoom, or great digital zoom. can see details on close ups (ie: transformer faces)
    3. easy tripod
    4. can either store video on mini sd card, or upload directly to computer

    any suggestions?

    thanks!

    EDIT: looking for VIDEO camera
     
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    I recently picked up Canon SD1000 and am fairly happy with it. Either b/c of the holidays or b/c Canon released a small batch of new point-and-shoot models, the SD1000 has gone from $250 original retail to around $150 - $180 on sale.

    In general, my amateur and pro photography friends recommend Canon, except for one guy who recommends Nikon equally as much.

    My last camera was an Olympus and I didn't think it was all too great.

    http://www.dpreview.com/ is a good place to get info on digital cameras
     
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    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    I have a kodak easyshare c663 and ive been very very happy with it this year from close ups to shooting videos.. awesome :) 
     
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    ssjautobot Banned

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    does it use sd or mini sd?
     
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    ssjautobot Banned

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    im sorry, i actually looking for a video camera, not a photo camera
     
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    If you're just going to use it to upload on YouTube, a mini-DV camcorder should be more than enough. You might also want to get one that has optical image stabilization (since I'd hate to see another shaky vid on YouTube).
     
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    are mini dv camvorder videos easy to upload to my pc?
     
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    Most now a days connect via USB or firewire into the PC and come with software to capture your videos. From what little I've played around with one, it wasn't too terribly difficult to capture clips to the PC, but the capture had to be done in real time. I believe most cameras are that way.
     
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    Oops sorry about that.. My friends have a FLIP they got from walmart for 150 and they love it. It plugs right into their computer and come with editing capabilities.. Might be worth checking out!

    http://www.theflip.com/
     
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    thats what i use now, in my first post i said that im using that now, and uts not cutting it
     

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