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Currently i have the sanyo xacti camcorder, love the video quality, its amazing, but its too shaky to walk around with. Also the still pics are not very good at all.

I am sick of having to switch between camcorder and my Nikon camera.

I am looking for a good HD cam that takes 1080P 60fps and also offers really good stills.

This is for family vacations and birthdays also to be cool strap to my bike or truck "if" possible.

I was loking at the Go Pro and HD Ghost but i am not sure if thats the kind of model i need. I would like it to be as small as possible too. The hd ghost screen is on the side so makes it hard to get the video i want trying to look into the side of it. The go pro doesnt have a very good battery and I have to buy the additional lcd screen.

Are these cameras good for manually zooming in and out of just strap on your head for action shots.

So what can anybodu suggest?
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If you want a pocket size camera for 1080p60 and great stills the Sony RX100 is what you want.


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Or, at a much lower price, check out the Panasonic LX7.

See the threads devoted to the RX100 and LX7. They both shoot great 108060p video and deliver good stills.
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Thanks guys i am looking at the LX7 , how is the stabalization with it? I am also off to ready the thread.
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LX7 stabilization is excellent - I have taken 1/8th second sharp stills and shot lots of video at full telephoto. Because it is much lighter than most camcorders and cameras it takes some getting used to to hold the camera steady, and in my initial videos there was some little shake. Mastered it now.
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LX7 stabilization is excellent - I have taken 1/8th second sharp stills and shot lots of video at full telephoto. Because it is much lighter than most camcorders and cameras it takes some getting used to to hold the camera steady, and in my initial videos there was some little shake. Mastered it now.

Thanks Mark, i think the sony is out of my price range, and the more i read about the LX7 the more i like. My sanyo video camera takes amazing video quality, but the stabilization is almost non exsistent. I want to zoom out with video and move around with out getting sick watching it on my 55" samsung.
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