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What Do You Think Of MovieCams?

I am thinking of getting a video camera, a moviecam or similar. I have a still camera, though it's a bit big to stick in my pocket. I want something I can carry around with me that will be ready at a moment's notice to video something and that is small enough to put in a pocket because I don't carry a bag and my hands are often full with shopping or grandchildren. My son has suggested getting a smartphone because he says they have good cameras built in and you can just upload straight to the internet. I would prefer NOT to get a smartphone, because i don't want the temptation of checking my email and surfing all day but it would be good to get an internet enabled camcorder or moviecam. I also understand that many camcorders have difficulty in low light conditions. I may have to accept that as I have no intention of paying thousands for a video camera. But any camera I get MUST be capable of taking sharp, well-focused pictures. Do you have a movie camera? If you have one you would recommend (or say no, no) put it in the comments.

I do not have a movie camera and have no intention of getting one

3 votes / 37% 3 votes / 37 %

I do not have movie camera but would like to get one

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

I have a movie camera but it is not internet enabled

4 votes / 50% 4 votes / 50 %

I have an internet enabled movie camera

1 votes / 12% 1 votes / 12 %

I LOVE my movie camera and wouldnt be without it wherever I go.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

My friends hate it when I get my movie camera out

0 votes / 0% 0 votes
This poll has received 8 vote(s) so far.

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VinceSummers wrote on February 11, 2016, 5:57 PM

I don't *think* my camera is internet activated. It may be. Frankly, however, I make a video and then process it on my computer. I can always upload it somewhere.

CoralLevang wrote on February 11, 2016, 7:43 PM

I think I can take movies with my regular digital camera and with my smartphone but I don't know how to use that feature on either one of them

AdGoggleKo wrote on February 11, 2016, 11:18 PM

I use my iPhone camera. Yes smartphone camera is great and we can also download free or purchase apps if we want to enhance our pictures and videos :)

poddys wrote on February 12, 2016, 2:51 AM

Smart Phones have pretty decent cameras now and most also take good HD video that can be uploaded to the internet easily.

Most digital cameras now also take HD video, but you "generally" have to transfer the video to your computer before uploading to the internet (eg: Youtube).

Depends on what you want to do, but a Smart Phone might be the better option - 1 device that does everything.

You don't have to pay phone charges to take the video or to upload it, as long as you upload where you have an internet connection.

MegL wrote on February 12, 2016, 4:02 AM

A Smartphone is certainly one option but I would like to explore the others before going for that.

DWDavisRSL wrote on February 12, 2016, 7:09 AM

I have a DSLR camera with video capability and my smartphone does also. The camera most definitely will not fit in my pocket.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 12, 2016, 11:19 AM

My camera can upload to my PC. From there I can send mp4 video or jpg pics to anywhere online after that. I have a tracfone that has a camera and therefore is internet able but I don't want to use it and waste my air time.

MegL wrote on February 12, 2016, 12:23 PM

What camera do you use? Would you recommend it?

Gossamer wrote on February 12, 2016, 7:37 PM

I have a smartphone and it does pretty much all I need it to do. I'm not (currently) into taking videos but if I were, I know the phone could handle the job well.

The trick is simply to do your internetty stuff (such as uploading/downloading large files) while you're connected to (free) wifi.