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Initial post: 21 Jul 2009 12:32:31 BDT
J. A. Adams says:
My daughter really enjoys taking movie clips on her digital camera and editing them into longer videos. She needs a new camera and is prepared to pay around 150. It must however save the movie clips in AVI format (NOT MOV). I cannot find this information amongst the various camera specifications. Does anybody have any suggestions for a decent digital camera at this price that saves in AVI format? Thanks.
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Posted on 21 Jul 2009 13:12:22 BDT
Smoothie says:
Yes both fuji and casio can save in avi, the casio exilim ex-z270 is the latest one out at 150 available on amazon. The latest Fuji 200EXR is a bit expensive at 200.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2009 14:07:29 BDT
Fishman says:
Fuji. Even my old Fuji saves them as AVI, so I reckon all of them will.

Posted on 23 Jul 2009 19:15:23 BDT
J. A. Adams says:
Thank you both for your suggestions. I think we will look at a Fuji.

Posted on 26 Jul 2009 18:52:12 BDT
brabason says:
Canon cameras save videos in AVI format: IXUS 960 IS and EOS 5D Mark II; both way outside your budget I know but lower cost IXUS cameras probably do the same. Don't know what is special about AVI format, is is not recognised by digital frames.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jul 2009 23:18:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jul 2009 23:31:43 BDT
Amazon sells the Samsung PL60 camera, which has a movie mode with a pause button (which I personally find very useful).
My last Samsung camera was very similar to this model and the movie clips are recorded in AVI format - great for creating longer movies using MS Movie Maker.
The cost is below her budget, at only 118.00 for the pink model. It is also available in silver (125.00) or black (132.22), with free p&p using the Super Saver facility.
If your daughter gets this camera, she'll have money left over to put towards a camera case, and an SD card!

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Posted on 28 Jul 2009 10:36:31 BDT
Reply to the post about Canon camera movie format - we have a G10 and SX1 IS and both record (in different resolutions) in Quicktime .mov formats, not .avi. Quicktime formats need transcoding to be editable by Windows movie maker and, in HD form at least, do not play smoothly on Windows computers, even high spec ones.

Posted on 29 Jul 2009 06:08:54 BDT
T. Jones says:
I have had a couple of Vivitar vivicam cameras - X60 and T25 Both produced excellent movie results in AVI format. the T25 is currently in budget here Vivitar T25 Digital Camera - Silver (12MP, 3x Optical, 6x Digital Zoom) 2.5 inch TFT

Am now using a Panasonic Lumix TZ5 which while producing excellentSD/LD/HD movie files they are (regrettably) in MOV Format which need converting to play on my WDTV media player - a file that Western Digital states is a compatible format but isn't - but that's another story.
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