Good Questions: A Pocket Camera with 720p Video Recording

Good Questions: A Pocket Camera with 720p Video Recording

Anthony Nguyen
Jul 22, 2008

Reader James Lundersen asks:

I've been looking to find a new camera to take pictures of my adventures in New Zealand. I need something with at least 10MP, but doesn't skimp on any features. However, I can't carry a huge DSLR and I want to have video recording too? I know it's asking a bit much, but is there anything out there with such high specs that doesn't turn me broke at the same time?

You're in luck today James!

We just got our hands on Panasonic's latest offering - the DMC-LX3K - and we are very impressed! A worthy choice for a point and shoot, the camera features a F2.0 24mm Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens, 10.1MP (as you ordered), and a sweet ultra-sensitive 1/1.63-inch CCD. The ISO goes all the way up to 3200, offers full manual control, and best of all, features 1280 x 720p video recording at 24fps.

It's going to be available in silver and black next month for around $500.

Some other good picks are Pentax's Optio W60 and the Samsung NV24.

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