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Which Pay As You Go Has Best Camera/Video Camera

Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
1 Feb 2008 12:01AM

Quote:The k800 is a great for stills but the video is somewhat lacking

I'd agree with this as a K810i owner (almost identical to the k800i).

For stills try the newer 5Mp SE K850i. For video, I believe the Nokia N95 is still the best of a bad bunch - which isn't saying much! Wink
uggyy 15 2.1k 9 Scotland
1 Feb 2008 12:03AM
Go into a lot of concerts/gigs with a video cam and you will be shown the door Smile Stick up a mobile phone and they usually wont bat an eyelid.
Just Jas 19 26.3k 1 England
1 Feb 2008 12:04AM
Not taking the bait, CB? Smile

Nite all!

Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
1 Feb 2008 12:07AM

Quote:Go into a lot of concerts/gigs with a video cam and you will be shown the door Stick up a mobile phone and they usually wont bat an eyelid.

Indeed, from what I've seen of some concerts on TV it is almost compulsory to wave a camera phone around! Wink
EmmaG_M 13 136 4 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2008 10:00AM
I have a N95 and its not that bad a camera, for one on a phone its actually very good, it allows me to catch things while I'm out and about, and if I feel it necessary go back at a later date with my fuji. Though, I must admit that the camera on the k800i is cracking and I wish I still had it sometimes! Plus you can pick up a k800i for around a 100 since they released the newer versions!
XxPaulxX 15 265 England
2 Feb 2008 8:38PM

Quote:At a club organ concert once the professional performer said he couldn't understand why people bought a home organ and then wanted to play piano tones on it.

Why didn't they buy a piano in the first place?

Similarly why do people buy a stills camera and then want to record video with it?

Why not buy a proper video camera in the first place?

Note! CB is banned from answering this! (tee hee).


Hi Jas. I want to use this item for astrophotography, via eyepiece projection. I would be more than happy to buy a neat little compact that would sit on top of an eyepiece and capture stills and video if you or anyone else could suggest anything suitable.

Can I just thank everyone for their responses, much appreciated Smile

Regards Paul
Just Jas 19 26.3k 1 England
3 Feb 2008 10:31AM
I haven't bought an AP mag for a year or so, but there was an advertiser at the back of the mag why to used specialise in astrophotography stuff.

Might be worth having a look in 'Smiths Free Reading Library'.

Or - even buying a copy. Smile

XxPaulxX 15 265 England
3 Feb 2008 6:12PM
When I choose to progress and purchase specialist equipment, I will certainly do more in depth research. Just for the moment, and as I am only going to be renting the use of a large telescope, I was hoping to benefit from the advice of one of the many experienced members here.

I might just use my wifes 1mb phone cam for this outing and look more seriously for something when I either rent the use of a large telescope again, or go and buy myself one.

Blinkers 13 6
23 Feb 2008 10:27AM
Isn't the conjunction of the term 'mobile phone' and 'astrophotography' more like crying for the moon than getting pictures of it?
XxPaulxX 15 265 England
23 Feb 2008 3:58PM
I am pretty sure it's possible to get good results with a camera phone via eyepiece projection Blinkers, although on this occasion I didn't have the opportunity. Might try next time.


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