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The age of the HD digital camera: are you in?

Darren Murph

It's a crazy world we live in, and as of Q3 2008, it's a world where HD video capturing can now be accomplished on a digital SLR. Just think -- earlier this decade live view LCDs and 1080p capture modes weren't even mentioned in the same sentence as "DSLR," and now, here we are gawking at Nikon's D90 and Canon's even newer EOS 5D Mark II. With 720p and 1080p video modes (respectively), we're beginning to wonder if there's really, honestly a need for handheld camcorders. Granted, the amount of specialized video features you're apt to find on a consumer camcorder will best those found on either of the aforementioned DSLRs, but if you're not looking to shoot seriously, does it even matter? We're putting it to you, fine readers -- will an HD-capable DSLR be good enough, or will you still want a separate camcorder?


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