Teaching Online Journalism

Your $300 video camera

Check out the fantastic video of Mexican wrestlers shot with a Canon Powershot SD800 IS point-and-shoot camera and edited in Final Cut Pro.

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Then check out these Canon cameras (all links go to the Digital Photography Review site) — SD700 IS (a k a IXUS 800 IS) — SD800 IS (a k a IXUS 850 IS) — SD850 IS (a k a IXUS 950 IS). Note that the “IS” stands for “image stabilization,” and you really want to make sure that the model you buy has that.

Link to the video via MultimediaShooter (awesome, Richard!).

Categories: examples, video


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  3. Jannet says:

    Can you attach a mic to this camera? Just wondering. The videos from Mexico are great!

  4. Mindy says:

    I know, those Mexico video amaze me!

    No mic attachment, however.

  5. Jannet says:

    All the videos on this YouTube http://www.youtube.com/WorkforceCLM site were made with the little video Canon Camera I read about on your site! http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-newsroom-ecology-blog-to-come.html

    I was wondering what HD mini camera people are using? Let me know.


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