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10 February 2010

The Battle of the Pocket Camcorders.. in HD

I'm getting tired with this battle.  Really. 

First it was this post wherein I had to compare several pocket camcorders side by side (roughly).

From there, I have somehow decided to let go of Canon IXUS 100 or 120is since it would just make my DSLR dusty.  Dusty because I'm so sure I would feel lazy to lug it around.  It hurt me that I had to let go of Canon IXUS. It produces really nice shots!  Oh well, maybe some other time.

Haay.. Thinking abut it still hurts me.


So I narrowed down my choices to Kodak Zi8 which I have been lusting for since September 2009.  It's been too long!  I like it because of the color, it captures in full HD and 5 MP still shots.  But after I saw it in real, untouched photos, the camera isn't as sparkly as it looks in the Kodak website and in Amazon.  That dampened my lust a little.

Then I saw another pocket camcorder, a brand that pioneered the pocket camcorder. Xacti VPC-CG10

Oooh... bee-yoo-tee-fool!!!!  I would like to note that color is not a basis for my choice.  Tee-hee.
This actually locally available unlike Kodak. But I'm too scared for the still images it will produce.  I am merely speaking from experience.
I had to forget about this. Sort of.

But lo and behold!

I bought a Flip Ultra!  So cheapt at only Php 4995 in Anson's Makati. And before you know it I sold it already.  I think it was with me for just 5 days.  No doubt about it, it's really idiot-proof.  Even my first born can operate it, and she's just two. 
Main downside for me is that there is no battery indicator.  And I am just too Obsessive-Compulsive and found it impossible to use a gadget with no battery indicator.

It's been 3 months, I think.
And I'm starting on a new quest.

A lot will react again but I don't care anymore.
This is just me, EVER SINCE with ANYTHING.

I don't like the Zi8 anymore, again because of the finish and spending Php 10k online is just too much for me.

I don't like the Flip because everybody is using it.  Everybody knows a Flip.  I want to deviate.  I'm not one to conform when it comes to things like these.  Especially when I know something out there is better....

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