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Old 07-22-2006, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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With the Japan trip looming on the horizon, I've been thinking of my best way to capture some of the moments on "film".

My tried and true Olympus SLR looks to be heading in the direction of it's last year on this mortal realm, and i need something reliable to take with me.

Size is an issue, as is the media. I like to be able to edit on my PC's, and backing up is a nice ability while I am over there (backup to lappy and then to DVD, mail it all home) .

My 2 options right now...

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/c6.html

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content...der-Review.htm

They both have the ups and downs..

Teh Sanyo is small, uses flash memory, and has decent quality video (tried one out at the store with my own SD card). Stills arent all that great and low light performance is not the greatest either. Did I mention it's small? About the size of 2 cell phones.

The canon has the DV tape going for it, its a more stable medium for archiving. The low light and movie quality looks to be good for the price level, but it is larger and has limited still picture ability.

argggg.. too many choices out there!

Anyone have hands on with these or anything similar? Im no Spielburg, but at the same time, my SLR-like Olympus has me spoiled for the quality of even it's 2mp sensor.

What's a guy to do?
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