Digital camera with large sensor or camcorder with small sensor?

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Markr041 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,555
Re: Digital camera with large sensor or camcorder with small sensor?

snph83 wrote:

For video, should I use a digital camera with a larger sensor or a camcorder with a smaller sensor?

Digital camera (Canon SX260): 1/2.3" sensor

Camcorder (Canon Vixia R400): 1/4.85" sensor

You have selected not very good cameras for video in both categories. If you want really good video from a "larger sensor" camera you should consider the Panasonic LX7 and the Sony RX100 or the Sony Hx20, at lower cost. Or, for extended zoom, the Panasonic FZ200 and maybe the Sony HX200.

If you want a good smaller-sensor camcorder, you should consider the middle-range Panasonic camcorders and the Sony GW77.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Panasonic LX100 Sony RX100 IV Panasonic ZS100 Olympus TG-5 +6 more
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