small P&S Digital camera with a mic input

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  1. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    shitloads of little point and shoot digital cameras with great video capability

    but the sound sucks monkeynuts

    any of them have a mic input?
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  2. Dismount

    Dismount Boring bastard

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    My lil fe-280 only has an av out.


    The video sucks donkey nuts anyway though so It doesn't bother me.
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  3. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    So you can carry a mic that's bigger than the camera?
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  4. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    Find out what the guy used what shot vids of that hot sportscaster.
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  5. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    as a bit of a tangent - does anyone know if the GoPro cameras have a mic input?

    I'd like to mount one on the front of the bike but run a cable to a mike under the seat to get my v-twins exhaust sound on the soundtrack not windnoise......

    Cheers

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  6. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    pretty sure the GoPro does not have a mic input - but it does have adjustable sound levels, but that is really a pretty poor substitute

    still have not found one

    anyone else?
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  7. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    I think your standards or shooting process is flawed. As long as you stay close to the subject matter it should be fine. I have a D10 and it is great. What is your particular application? You might be seeking the ability to rev 12,000rpm out of a pinto station wagon. Why do it?
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  8. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

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    my new camera shoots HD video and has a mic input.
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  9. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    um, ok

    help us out a little

    brand, model etc
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  10. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    as far as I know the only one out there would be a GH1 (not exactly small, and nowhere near cheap). Other options are SLR (pentax k7, 5dmkii, etc). You can throw on a rode video mic for directional audio, or a stereo mic. You could take the audio as-is, or to get around the auto gain you'll need a beachtek DXA-5D, just like the 5DmkII would.

    Or, you could go with an old 2.1mp Olympus C-2100UZ. :)
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  11. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    G1 is your best option, it was made from the start to do video as well as stills, and has a special lens specifically designed for video.

    [​IMG]
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  12. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    :scratch
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  13. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Sorry Panasonic GH1
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  14. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    something about Small Point and Shoot was missed up there!

    :lol3
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  15. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    I know. But technically...it is still a Point & Shoot (meaning it is *not* an SLR). It's just not small. All the other options are legitimate SLRs. :) Well...actually, I should clarify...it's actually ridiculously compact for a camera with interchangeable lenses. But compared to a rinky-dink pocket-cam with a tictac sized sensor, and mickey-mouse optics, it's big.

    With the right prime lens on it, it can look like this, and can fit well within the palm of your hand:

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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0qW5LxWq2cY&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="340" width="560"></object>
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  16. Tallboy

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    yep. should have kept my trap shut too....my new camera with mic inputs is a D300s.

    thread just reminded me I need to check into getting a mic sometime.

    sorry. :lol3
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  17. Tifighter

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    I've been using Kodak's new little Zi8...one of the only smaller things I've seen with separate mic input. Shoots 1080p, but the 720p has been good enough for me so far. Works well with a stereo microphone, or a lavalier mic for a solo subject.
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  18. DriveShaft

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    Wow! That's straight outta left field! Perfect for the job though.

    http://forums.steves-digicams.com/h...-kodak-introduces-zi8-external-mic-input.html
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