You use your camera for..

Started Jul 11, 2013 | Polls
jazzroy1972
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You use your camera for..
Jul 11, 2013

Hi,

I'm asking you just a simple vote below to help me in a university research.

I'm trying to understand how the market is growing, so I would like to know what's the main use of your camera: photo or video?

Thank you for you help!

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Only photo
57.7% 41  votes
Mainly photo, sometimes video
40.8% 29  votes
Mainly ideo, sometimes photo
1.4% 1  vote
Only video
0.0% 0  votes
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Guy Parsons
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In reply to jazzroy1972, Jul 11, 2013

jazzroy1972 wrote:

Hi,

I'm asking you just a simple vote below to help me in a university research.

I'm trying to understand how the market is growing, so I would like to know what's the main use of your camera: photo or video?

Thank you for you help!

Really am a stills photographer, but may use the video once or twice a week just because it's there, not because I need it.

I always say to people who may think seriously about video to buy a proper video camera and get all the features, not some half-assed type of video that stills cameras usually provide.

Regards.... Guy

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In reply to jazzroy1972, Jul 11, 2013

Tell us a bit more about your research project please.

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In reply to FrankS009, Jul 11, 2013

I'd suggest a 5th choice of equal stills photography and videos.

Not to be difficult, but some us use it often for both.

Dale

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Stephen Kovac Jr
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In reply to Guy Parsons, Jul 11, 2013

Right on!  I use my still digital camera for still photos ONLY. I have a Panasonic tiny slim video digital camera for video.

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In reply to jazzroy1972, Jul 12, 2013

From 2011 thru the first six months of 2012, Lightroom says I have imported/saved 19728 stills and 1808 videos. So that indicates a 10% usage by file type.

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In reply to jazzroy1972, Jul 12, 2013

Please see my response on this forum to another survey. At least your survey has a clear and useful set of choices. I agree with others, though; you should tell us more about your survey, what promted it, how the results might be used.

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In reply to jazzroy1972, Jul 12, 2013

Stills almost all of the time.... out of habit.

I have missed outstanding video of wildlife because I am stupidly habituated to still photography.  I get so excited about PHOTOGRAPHING that deer, moose, BIF, etc that I lose my "focus" and forget that I have a great lil video camera (GH2) already pointed at the scene!!!  Photo equivalent of "buck fever."

Good example:

I was photographing a doe in the bush out of the open door of my stopped truck.  I heard the doe call, BAAAAA, and then saw this pronging deer in front of the truck.  I could've easily hit the video button instead the shutter and captured the beautiful ballet in front of my eyes.  SLOW learner, methinks.

I gotta admit, though that some kidlets really like the above and have a print in their bedrooms.

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In reply to jazzroy1972, Jul 12, 2013

Does time lapse count as video or still ?
I mean, it plays back as a motion picture but it uses the resolution of still images.

In either case the majority is still photo.

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