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  1. Linds

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    I would like a little video camera that costs under 100 dollars, takes decent quality video and is easy to put the video on the computer and is compatible with a mac (I don't know if that's relevant but I've learned it's good to say).

    Everytime I look I end up finding the most super expensive one. Which is silly.

    So, anyone have a recommendation for me?
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I have a little Polaroid HD DVG-720... it's not expensive at all and it's really easy to transfer videos to the computer. I think it was over $100 when I bought it but you can get it cheaper now.

    eta: not sure if it is compatible with MAC or not though since I don't have a mac
     
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    I have a JVC Everio that I managed to get off FB for $80. Dunno what the full price would be but I like it, it works very well and my friend who has a mac uses the same kind of camera just a different model.
     
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    I would go with one of these (yes, the older version.. I've seen both and people tend to unanimously agree the older version is both cheaper and better lol) http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-PlaySport-Waterproof-Pocket-Camera/dp/B0030MITDK/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1348536668&sr=8-9&keywords=video+camera It's like $80 and it's water proof.

    For something a little fancier.. you can get a used flip for under $100.
    http://www.amazon.com/Flip-UltraHD-Video-Camera-Generation/dp/B0040702HA/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

    I would go with the flip if you are thinking long term. The kodak has some battery issues from the reviews (not charging after a year or so)
     
  5. Kat09Tails

    Kat09Tails *Now with Snark*

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    It's just me but I'd rather buy it nice than buy it twice. A go pro is a little bit spendy but imo totally worth it for action shots and vids. You take so many great pics as is I think a cheap grainy video camera you'd find really frustrating.

    http://gopro.com/
     
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    Ok, nevermind about under 100. I was just told by the family to look for overall quality for decent price even if it's over 100.

    I really like that Flip one used for 100 though Fran!
     
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    You are really probably right Kat.

    Do you think those cameras are good for things OTHER than being mounted on a helmet? I want to also just be able to hold it and use it for videoing training.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    They sell the "naked" just the camera one. It's basically indestructable and the quality is beautiful

    http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-CHDNH-001-HD-Hero-Naked/dp/B0030ZESEQ

    Here is a dog video of a go-pro hung on a dog collar!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxBS1E0KZQU

    I am waiting to get the go-pro.. the quality is great. It's simple. and I can't break it lol
    There is also a small, cheap like $10 doodad you can get so it can go on any regular tripod.
     
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    I <3 my Kodak Zi8 - it's got more features than the comparable Flip and was cheaper too! I have a Mac laptop and it works well with it. :)
     
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    Kat09Tails *Now with Snark*

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    Oh yes, For a do all - do whatcha want to I've never seen another quite so fun. I've seen them mounted in crab pots, on kayaks, hand held at soccer games, or put on a car dash. They're really neat. :D
     
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    The GoPro takes really nice pictures as well? If so, I might just settle for that as my next above-average quality point and shoot.
     

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