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    Hello Everyone..
    I am tired of carrying 3 cameras everywhere I go! I have the following: (1) a small point and shoot digital camera, 2 years old, (needed for its convenient size, instant picture review, and ease of e-mailing pictures), (2) a Minolta Maxuum 35 mm, 17 years old, with various lenses (needed for taking wide angles, telephotos, and doing creative photography that the digital one can't handle), and (3) a digital tape (mini DV) camcorder, 3 years old. I have been carrying all three of them around all week while hiking in the Grand Canyon, and have decided I need to find one camera that will do everything I need! Don't want to spend a fortune, but want something that is fully digital, gives the quality and lens changing options of the Minolta, and takes videos. Oh yes, and preferably is not too heavy! Does such a camera exist? What is it called? How much does it cost? THANK YOU!
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    for a Modern full HD camcorder you would be paying close to $500 US.

    here's something close to what you want, cnet would have more information about this type of stuff though.
    http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camc...-33588434.html

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    This might be what you are looking for?
    $1050.00 with a 18-105mm lens and it does HD video also. The best of both worlds.

    http://www.nikon.ca/en/Product.aspx?m=17500

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    http://a.img-dpreview.com/news/0504/...-frontback.jpg
    I would choose Canon no question!
    this is my camera and it does everything i could never dream it to do. its not a pro grade one with all the lenses but other than that it takes beautiful pics. i like how its compact and all in one. Not too sure about an HD one though but im sure itll be expensive. cheers

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    Well, you have to decide which one is your top priority.
    Is still photography or motion images that you're going after?

    You can get a high end SLR HD digital camera that can take still pictures and switch over video camera too. However, a dedicate video camera are better than using still camera for video.

    With digital SLR camera (some but most) you can reuse the old 35mm lens but make sure you check for lens compability though. What you try to do is re-use some of your old 35mm lens as much you can, some of these lens (wide angle, telephoto..etc can cost as much as a SLR body).

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    same here, I have all 3 SLR, two are old 35mm, got tire of getting the film develope so I purchased the 10mb Rebel. Within a year later they came out the 12mb and now they have HD and video compatible. Well, I can't afford upgrading it. It's cost me over $1000 when I got my cam.

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