Actually, this is not news. Numerous digital still cameras can record video, and the latest advancement is that they can shoot HD- usually 720p30 video. I haven’t seen any that shoot 1080p30 or 1080p24 yet, but I suppose it’s only a matter of time. Apparently, according to the review on FreshDV, the Kodak V1233 won’t replace our video camera- not by a long shot. But I look forward to more reviews of HD-capable still cameras.
I have the Kodak V1253 and it shoots a surprisingly good 720p video. I’m working on a project just using that camera just to see if it’s possible, and so far, it is. It raised my hopes for the new Canon HF flash cameras. It takes pretty good stills as well.
Well, this ought to make you drool:
Yes, the burst on that camera at 60 FPS is sweet, and I can think of a few times it could be used, but each of these CMOS tricks has already been demonstrated in various CMOS-based HD camcorders- even consumer ones that cost far less than the Casio EX-F1 will cost.
As someone who goes on various trips, I would certainly like to be able to have the ability to shoot some HD, with sound, with the still camera. I already make heavy use of my current digital still’s video mode- at 640×480 30 fps.
When I read around in the forums on the Kodak, there’s an odd purple dot that appears in some of the video shots. Overall, it’s okay, but I’m waiting for something a little better.
Maybe something like this:
Key features would be recording sound AND using the zoom, something I can do now with my Canon S2 IS. I also get the built-in image stabilization so, aside from a camera light, it’s very close to a SD camcorder.
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