The Ta-1 – A Flip-Like Panasonic Digital Video Camera That Offers Great Video Quality

First let me tell you what camera I’m un-boxing. I have the Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera with Canon’s EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. This kit is a deluxe kit from Canon that also includes an extra battery, an HDMI cable and a lens hood. The deluxe add-ons have about a $110.00 value when purchased separately.

These will be quite personal and opinions will vary greatly from person to person. So “hands on” is the only way. Go to your local camera store and pick one up, shoot a few shots, delve into the menu operations and get a good feel for how the camera operates.

In the group priced between $199.00 and $275.00 we find that there are three strong choices. The Canon SD1400 and SX130, the Nikon S6000 fits in here too. All are 14 megapixel cameras and all shoot HD video.

Finally, the Family Camera group priced $299 and more. This is an elite group of cameras were each model has something very unique to offer. All of the cameras feature LCD viewscreens 3″ or larger, all shoot HD quality video too.

Image stabilisation. I mentioned camera shake before. A feature that really is a must is image stabilisation which compensates for shakiness. The alternative is to invest in a tripod.

An ideal best 360 camera bag will be easily accessible. You should be able to easily reach out for any camera gear. You shouldn’t be fumbling for any accessory thereby letting the moment pass.

The Nikon S8100 is the only camera of this segment to shoot in what is called “Full HD” which means 1080p quality HD video. With 12 megapixels and a very powerful 10X zoom this is Nikon’s top performance Family Camera.

What this setting allows you to do is mess about with the Aperture, Shutter, ISO and all the other settings independently to give you truly professional results, if you know how to use them of course. A word of warning though, you’d better really make sure you know all your camera settings before you try this. It took me many years to master.


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