Hey guys and gals, hope all are well.

 I was wondering of anyone has a good suggestion for a camera that can take video with decent sound and pics with good clarity. My Nikon L610 gave up. Something with decent battery life and is less than $500. Any and all thoughts are welcome and appreciated.


Views: 82

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

i would suggest that if you have any Nikon lenses that you stick with that brand. 

I am a canon guy so anything from the 60D up to the 90D can do 1080P video. i think they are marketed as rebel in the states?

as for sound some cameras have a mic socket for an external mic but a seperate audio recorder like a zoom would be better. let the camera record audio as well so it is easier to sync the external recorded audio to the video.

 Thanks for those tips. They'll be quite helpful. I'll look up "Zoom"

 My introduction, well, semi-serious amature photography, 25 years ago, low-budget camera style was a second hand AE-1 with a little collection of filters and a couple of good lenses. I loved that camera, took a few good pictures, more bad ones and learned a lot. Sadly the camera died and I sold the extras. Fast -forward to a few years ago with the L-610 digital. Pretty good, but would like to move up a little to a better rig for recording my wife and I for fun.

 Thanks again, Timothy


If you are willing to start from scratch camera and lens wise. then mirrorless cameras seem to be the future with all of the major brands going in that direction 


 Thank you for the link, Timothy. I'll get to that later today. Hoping for something with at least as good sound as the Nikon. It was pretty good.

 Well Tim, I pulled the trigger on the Zoom H1 essential. Should be here Saturday. Still don't know what I'll do about a camera, perhaps the Zoom Q2 or Q8, maybe,  but this will keep my wife and I busy for awhile. Thanks for the tip!



The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building Basics

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Busking Songs...

Started by Nomad Jack in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by J. D. Woods on Wednesday. 7 Replies

crossover guitar.

Started by Timothy Hunter in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Apr 10. 14 Replies

Tune up songs

Started by Ghostbuttons in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Mar 9. 5 Replies

Duel output jacks

Started by Justin Stanchfield in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 8. 6 Replies

How to Get Your Own Music on Spotify

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by Southern Ray Feb 21. 2 Replies

Latest Activity

BrianQ. left a comment for Jim Weaver
24 minutes ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Crazed Fandango
"I see you’ve been gone awhile, we picked up a glitch in that time, here’s what to do?"
26 minutes ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Bill Andy
31 minutes ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Sam Beavers
31 minutes ago
Rob (Uker) Porras commented on David Hopkins's photo

Angel 2x Anti-Body #17

"Ooo… tre sexy"
43 minutes ago
Profile IconBill Andy, Bill Andy, Sam Beavers and 1 more joined Cigar Box Nation
1 hour ago
Cigar Box Nation commented on Poorness Studios's video

Jose Cuervo | Shelly West cover on 4-string CBG

"Got your message about more glitches on this site. I've been talking to Ben about making the…"
1 hour ago
Doug Thorsvik posted a video

I Can Only Imagine: 2-String Chugger License Plate Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Guitar Slingers - Spokane, 199th Zoom Mtg 04/22/24. Only 1-finger chords, free songbooks here: https://www.cbgslinger.com/download CBG SOF Songbook...
4 hours ago
Bernie Edwards liked David Hopkins's photo
10 hours ago
Bernie Edwards liked David Hopkins's photo
10 hours ago
Crazed Fandango replied to Rich Butters's discussion UK - Best Place to Buy Cigar Box's
10 hours ago
Crazed Fandango liked Paul Atkinson's discussion Journal Article on the Cigar Box Guitar scene in the UK
10 hours ago


© 2024   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->