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“…do any flash based camcorders have good quality compared to miniDV..and im talking about consumer camcorders, not prosumers….u know the ones u see at best buy..lol…..”
Well, my little Aiptek flash media camera has really good quality. This mainly depends on whether or not I’m using Pro software like Premiere, Vegas or Final Cut, or free software like Windows Movie Maker or Jahshaka, but in pro software, the video quality is amazing.
This little camera also includes an audio recorder and photo camera, and I don’t have to buy any special shotgun microphones first. The audio and picture quality are also very nice. The photo camera is 8 mega pixels, better than the Nikon D40, and as good as the Canon EOS Rebel XT. The audio is better than bigger cameras I’ve used from Sony.
Also don’t forget ease of use, it was a very cheap camera and I don’t have to buy tapes, just empty the SD card after every production shoot.
If this camera doesn’t beat any other camera, I don’t know what does. It’s given me consistently good or great stuff for over two years. In other words, this thing was built back in 2006!
Butof course, there are Cons: The focus is a switch on the side; I’d like a ring. The exposure is not the best, lag time when taking photos…
Other than that, THIS CAMERA ROCKS!