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-   -   Would a Canon ZR80 be the right one? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=209583)

01-30-2005 8:01 PM

I'm a point and click kindof guy (not a real photographer) and I'm looking to be able to get some videos of wakeboarding among other things. With a ZR80 would I be able to get stills out of the video? and would I be able to watch the clips on the big screen if it has an S video in jack? <BR>Any advice would be appreciated

02-02-2005 5:42 PM

I have a zr80 and imo it does not have emough optical zoom to be a good wake camera.

shutupandboard 02-02-2005 9:37 PM

UH......Ya.....no. The ZR80 has plenty of optical zoom. Unless you put it on a tripod, you can hardly hold it still enough to get good footage with it fully zoomed. <BR> <BR>You can get still pics from the video(with software). They won't be very good though. <BR> <BR>You can watch the video from the camera on any TV with S-video or RCA inputs. <BR> <BR>Here's a sequence shot from frame grabs off a ZR60. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/210233.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>Here's a video begining shot entirely with a ZR60. <BR><a href="http://www.wakepics.com/view_single.php?medid=12718" target="_blank">http://www.wakepics.com/view_single.php?medid=12718</a> <BR>

shutupandboard 02-02-2005 9:41 PM

That video is compressed alot for the web. It'll look alot better than that.

02-03-2005 8:48 PM

that camera <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> sucks i had one and it had so many problems just make sure you get a warranty if you already got it <BR> <BR>get a sony there the best <BR>

02-05-2005 5:26 PM

Jeremy, thanks for answering my specific questions, I had been following some threads on here earlier and had seen your video. I think its great. Since I posted this I ended up ordering a ZR200, but haven't got it yet.

07-16-2005 10:22 AM

I have an xl20, but a friend uses her ZR80 and has no complaints so far. A little trouble following a wakeboarder on a river while riding a jetskier, but otherwise easy to handle. A bit small from using the XL20

07-16-2005 11:25 AM

whats an XL20?

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