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Dear Akshay

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 Prashant,

Most cameras available in the market today are combo products, including mobile phones.

The general guideline is that you get what you pay for.

If you're primarily going to be shooting stills, then a DSLR or a mirrorless camera will work well, and they also do video if that is needed.

If the intention is video production, then any camcorder will, of course, be better suited for the job. Most camcorders will also allow you to capture stills.
Over the last few years, GoPros have become a very popular name for their small form factor and rugged bodies. The cameras that they make (e.g. Hero 3+) can now even record video at 4k. While they allow for still captures as well, 4K video is around 8 megapixels, so any single screen grab from the video generated therein will prove more than sufficient.

I hope that helps.
Happy shooting!

Akshay.

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I'm a professional photographer and I can answer questions questions relating to SLRs (35mm or DSLRs) and general photographic technique. I'll be happy to share my knowledge with anybody who's looking to learn or is just plain confused about something. Questions about studio lighting, studio flashes, and flashguns are also welcome. Questions about theory (e.g. colour theory, guidelines behind composition, depth of field, etc.) are welcome as well. Digital photography also involves some amount of post-processing using an image editing application such as Adobe Photoshop; a program that I am proficient with. I cannot answer typical generic questions, viz. "Which is the best camera?," as the short and sweet answer to questions such as those is "There is no such thing." Furthermore, there is a lot of literature available on the web pertaining to the same. Also, please do not ask me for camera recommendations based on a budget.

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I have been passionately taking photographs since I was 13 years old. In totality, I've been involved in photography in one way or another for over a decade. I've used various cameras (and lighting equipment) over the years, including but not limited to Minolta/Konica Minolta, Nikon, Canon, and Mamiya.

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High school degree.

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