A&P Pocket HD Camcorder Recommendations?

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  1. Spectatorsport

    Spectatorsport OT Supporter

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    I'm in the market for a <200 dollar (US) pocket or pretty compact HD camcorder. I need to use it for work to document surgical procedures and when I go traveling. I noticed that there were basically 3 main options to go with the Creative Lab Vado HD, Kodak Zi6, and the Flip Ultra HD / Mino HD seem to all fit the bill? Any OT experience with any of these?

    I use Windows XP and already have video editing software and video capture ability. My 2 biggest concerns are battery life and video quality at the highest (i.e. HD setting). We were using a HP digital camera 7 or 8 MP to take videos of the procedures but the quality was really bad. Also I will be pretty close to the procedures (at max 2-3 feet away from the image field) and hopefully I can leave the camera on a tripod since I have read nothing in the price range has motion stability. Will also get the waterproof case so the camcorder doesn't get messed up.
     
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    i was looking at some too and ended up getting the sony webbie (vertical design) they have two designs. ill know how it preforms in a few days when it gets here
     
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    Oh cool. Does the Sony Webbie have an expansion slot? I think only the Kodak can with SD's.
     
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    The Flip's really simple, but does great video, so that's awesome.
     
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    yea it does but it sucks.....memory stick :noes:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    The Flip Ultra is money. I have it and use it all the time. It does not have expandable memory but the internal is 8GB or two hours worth. And, when you plug it into your computer it can either be read via the self-contained editing program or as flash memory .mp4 clips. The video is great and the audio is certainly usable for most things.

    :bigthumb: :bigthumb: Two thumbs up.
     
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    i have it, and it fucken froze

    lots of people are having that problem
     
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    I have the Creative Vado HD and love it.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Weird. Our J-school has like 200 of them and I have yet to hear about this.
     
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    Haha thanks for the link, I just pulled the trigger on the Vado. Probably should have waited to hear more reviews. The Sony one is tempting. Worst case is I'll just return it and get something else.
     
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    i just got my sony webbie but my memory card isnt coming till tomrrow or friday =(
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    You mean Memory Stick :mamoru:
     
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    ooops yea thats what i meant....but i dont like saying that word:naughty:
     
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    i LOVED my flip mino HD .... until my dog ate it
     
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    oh nm it was this one:

    and when i used it, it was shaky as a mother fucker!!

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