200 pounds is about $300 USD. In that price range, there are only two brands that are good enough for video where you won't want to smash the camera with a hammer. Go with either a Sony or Panasonic if video is important to you. I would strongly recommend that anyone interested in video stay clear of...
Best answer: 200 pounds is about $300 USD. In that price range, there are only two brands that are good enough for video where you won't want to smash the camera with a hammer. Go with either a Sony or Panasonic if video is important to you. I would strongly recommend that anyone interested in video stay clear of anything Nikon, especially in this price range. Canon is better, but not by much in this price range. Canon has a very good reputation for video, however, that reputation is based on the performance of their professional DSLRs that in the $3,000~$5,000 USD price range.
Take a look at the Sony DSC-WX500, DSC-WX350 or the Panasonic DC-FZ80. These are US model numbers, so you may not find the exact name in GB. If video is just something that you might want to try and isn't a big deal, then pretty much anything in your price range will exceed your expectations for photographic quality. Considering that camera modules in smartphones cost about $10-$15 to replace, the bar is very, very low.
To get an idea of what the photo quality is like on cameras, go to: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=apple_iphonex&attr13_1=panasonic_dmcfz80&attr13_2=apple_iphonex&attr13_3=apple_iphonex&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr15_2=jpeg&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=32&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=32&attr16_3=32&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0&y=0
Video can be very frustrating with these cameras. Cameras, especially pocket cameras, will overheat and they can't record longer than 12 minutes in 1080p (full HD). There are many other issues affecting your workflow with these cameras that can be extremely frustrating when you use them for video. Remember, these are still cameras. They are NOT designed to be primarily used for video purposes. However, with all of their drawbacks, they are great for taking a quick video at party or while on vacation, which is probably what most people use them for. They would be a bad option for anything more serious such as a vlogging or recording weddings, meetings or anything else that last longer than about 12 minutes.
Go to YouTube.com and check out The Camera Store TV channel. They do excellent reviews on cameras. The 1st half of their reviews are all about the photographic capabilities of the camera. The 2nd half is a review of the camera's video capabilities.
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