Bridge camera or camcorder better choice?

jont1965

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i'm looking to buy daughter entry level camera to shoot video of her new baby. i have looked at Sony HDRCX405 camcorder and Nikon Coolpix L840. After leaving Best Buy i'm more confused about which one to get. Will the Nikon take as good a video as the Sony camcorder? If so seems the Nikon will be the better one to get for more versatility. Price is about the same, $130 for Sony, $170 for Nikon. Any help on this decision would be greatly appreciated!
 

basroil

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1) Never go to best buy for cameras, they have outdated devices that are very expensive.
2) Why bother? Most people use their cellphones for video nowadays, why not buy her a nice 64 or 128gb micro-sdxc (assuming her phone supports it) and something like Adobe Premier Elements to help her manage and improve the video instead?
 
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