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    Hi everyone, im trying to look for a good camcorder for home movies and general use but im after something that has a decent built in digital camera too.
    I used to have the jvc everioG which wasn't very good so i sold it, i want a combi device, one that is a digital camera and a camcorder, does such a device exist?
    Many thanks.

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    Good video - get a video camera.
    Good stills - get a stills camera.

    Sure, many of each can do the other but not really very well.

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    Ok fair do's, could you recommend a good amke and model of each device?

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    Well, I could.
    I could also tell you what clothes to wear and how to vote....

    All I can tell you is what I would buy, and that would be a pro stills camera about 3 or 4 years old - complete bargains to be had and as for video, another huge heavy pro sd dv tape camera.... see what I mean....

    There arent many lemons out there - most magazine reviews are of little help as they have advertisers to put befor readers.

    ( btw - dress smartly, vote for anyone except tory / repulican / other right wing party )

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    I can recommend mine for your uses, Sony HC5. I bought it for video use, pretty much ignoring the stills side, but I can say that that bit is very good.

    One thing to be careful of is 'The Pixel Trap'. May folk are convinced, thanks to marketing, that their 10mp Nikocasonypus must be better than a 3mp one, because it has more pixels. That's only true if the lens, metering, and optical chip are any good, which the HC5's are at 4mp.

    Worth a look imho, easy to work with HDV/DV, and quality stills.

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    Ok excelent, il have a good look around at some, hd would be prefered for the vid cam but im not made of money so il keep my eyes open for bargains. As for the stills camera i got one today the canon ixus 70 its pretty good pics are really clear and its fast, ive got it on 28days return if i dont like it i can return it for exchange or refund within 28days, works great with vista and it was a fairly good price 119.99.
    just gotta find a vid cam now

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