Post # 1
I’m looking for some recommendations on video cameras. My husband and I are expecting, and we have some long distance family who would love to see some video once our little one arrives.
I have NO experience with video cameras. We’d be looking to take video mainly to upload to youtube and put on our family blog. I’d like good quality and the ability to video tape longer videos as our little one gets older. I’ll probably be doing minimal editing.
Are the flip-type HD video cameras really that good? Is it worth it too spend a few hundred more and get more features? What do you have and what are the pros/cons.
Post # 3
My parents got FI and I the Sony Webbie HD camera last year for Christmas and its awesome! Its also VERY affordable. When they bought it, it was around $175 but I’m pretty sure its cheaper now. It’s a great camera. I highly suggest looking into it. It also happens to be pretty cute!
Post # 4
We got the Flip Ultra HD and it serves our purposes. It’s not movie quality or anything, but we can upload it on our website for family and friends to see. It’s also extremely convenient.
Post # 5
We have a Kodak Play Sport. It’s specifically made for taking videos to put on YouTube (we also put our videos on our family website), so it’s super easy to use and takes good quality videos. You can film longer videos by buying a larger SD card (the one we have takes up to 3 hours of video). My favorite part? It’s super durable (so I can’t break it) and it’s waterproof (which made for some really funny videos of Addie’s first bath).
Post # 6
I got this at Costco for about 300 dollars a year ago. Works excellent for professional looking photos as well as for video that easily uploads.
I’ve been using the Flip at work and it’s very easy to use but no easier than the videocamera in the Canon Powershot noted above. If you want something separate than your camera, you’ll likely enjoy the Flip for your purposes.
Post # 7
i have a sony handycam and i love it! it’s so easy to use, and the video quality is great.
Post # 8
If you’re just looking to upload to YouTube and the Family blog your best bet is the Flip. It’s super easy to use, and shoots in good enough quality that you would not notice the difference in quality between it and the higher end handycams and such. It’s also nice for its portability. For your needs, the Flip sounds perfect.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
I have a Flip, a point and shoot, and a DSLR all with video capabilities, but I take all my videos with my iphone. I just have it on me at all times, and it’s so easy to one button publish to youtube or just email myself a video instead of having to deal with plugging anything into my computer.
If not for the iphone though, the Flip is pretty easy to use!