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Dear Vipin

Which will be a better Choice for video Recording?. Digital Camera or Camcorder?.

Will there be combo products available for video Recording, video playback and still images capture?.

Thanks
Prashant

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Hi

The following are the points of difference between a Camcorder & a Digital Camera.

Benefits of a Camcorder:

1. A camcorder can record long duration single video, subject to the memory card space available. A Digital Camera is restricted to 29 minutes 59 seconds of a single video clip.

2. All camcorders can run on AC power adapters, allowing them to run non stop on electricity. Very few Digital Cameras have this provision and even of they do, the adapter isn't supplied as a part of the standard kit.

3. The quality of microphones are usually much better on a Camcorder and they are Zoom microphones.

Benefits of a Digital Camera:

1. The sensors on the Camcorders are usually smaller, resulting in inferior low light videos. Digital cameras are available with bigger sensors, allowing for better low light videos.

2. The still Image quality is substantially superior on Digital cameras, when compared to Camcorders.

3. Digital Cameras come with a built in flash, whereas the Camcorders do not.

All in all, if one does not need to record continuous videos, longer than 30 minutes, a Digital Camera would be an all around better product.

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Vipin

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I can answer all questions related to buying/choosing a Digital Camera, SLR Camera, Lenses etc. I will help you choose the best product with a holistic approach, keeping in mind your requirement and budget.

Experience

I own 4 Retail showrooms in NOIDA & Delhi, where we deal in Smart Phones, Digital Cameras, D-SLRs & accessories. We have been in the business for over 16 years now. I have gained my knowledge over a period of time by using and comparing the Cameras first hand and understanding the intricacies involved by testing them myself. I have been conducting personal training sessions for my DSLR customers and otherwise, at a cost. I have written an article in the newspaper on 'How to buy a Digital Camera' (vipin-joshi.blogspot.com)and have been interviewed on a news channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmN7WsmKgSE)

Organizations
JOSHI SONS 232, IInd Floor, The Great India Place, Sector-38-A, NOIDA Ph: 0120 4312711, 09811900477 F-8, Ist Floor, Savitri Market, Sector-18, NOIDA Ph: 0120 4312700, 09811900400 G-32, Savitri Market, Sector-18, NOIDA Ph: 0120 4312700, 09811520880 183, New Lajpat Rai Market, Delhi-110006 Ph: 011 23269866, 9811900477

Publications
Dainik Jagran, City Plus (October 15 - October 21, 2011). Posted on vipin-joshi.blogspot.com Video of my GIP showroom coverage with my expert comments on How to choose the right camera (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmN7WsmKgSE)

Education/Credentials
I completed my schooling from Delhi Public School (NOIDA), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Delhi University and PGDBA (MBA) from Symbiosis, Pune.

Awards and Honors
Canon Privileged Partner SONY Alpha Flagship Store Exclusive Nikon Showroom Nikon DSLR Zone Olympus Zone Fujifilm Priority Partner

Past/Present Clients
NTPC, ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation, Meinhardt Singapore Pte Ltd, Indian Army, Precision Pipes (PPAP), Russian Embassy, NDTV, Zee News, HCL, naukri.com, Technip, NDTV, AAj Tak and several others.

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