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camera + videorec or all-in-one

traditionally we always had a camera and then a video camrecorder separately..

with the latest technology trends, is it more worthwhile to go with a digi cam that can also take videos or is there more worth is keeping a video cam as the second device?

any input would be appreciated. the budget is 200-250$ for a family leisure purpose.

thanks
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KimputerCommented:
Depends totally of what you expect of the pictures and recording:

separate camera/video means:

better picture quality, lense optionally interchangeable

video with very high zoom. sometimes good night life recording options. usually mic is better quality, or optionally externam mic. usually the screen is able to flip in more positions (flip out, rotate)

camera/video in one device:
video is usually a second thought, so things aren't perfect. Some camera's will not zoom while recording. Some are only 720p, instead of 1080p. Some you can hear the camera zoom inside your video (because zoom motor is too close to the mic)

If you can live with that, buy all in one.
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25112Author Commented:
thanks for your input.. what about the ability of 'separate camera' also able to take video... is that video less quality what you would get from a pure video camera?

when shopping is there is a term for "camera/video in one device" that is easy to search for by, lets say in amazon.com
www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/photo/330405011
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KimputerCommented:
The link you found yourself is the correct one. The "Camera/video in one device" is almost always a Digital Point & Shoot Cameras as you found out. Almost all digital point & shoot cameras have video capabilities. Just find one in your budget, and go through the specs (probably most are 10+ Mpixel, 720p video or higher, 5x optical zoom or higher) until you find one that meets most of your requirements.
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25112Author Commented:
thanks!
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