« on: March 15, 2012, 12:52:35 AM »
the fuji X10 optical zoom works in video mode, and autofocus works although slowly in poor light but in good light its fine, I'm classing it as point and shoot. its video is pretty good from my perspective and I'm giving away my old sanyo exacti HD video cam since the fuji video quality far exceeds it.What are the disadvantages of using the point and shoot camera in place of a camcorder?
IMO, the biggest disadvantages to shooting video with a P&S are that during recording, autofocus and optical zoom are both disabled.
biggest downside i see for the fuji for video is the lack of a mic jack for external audio. but for my video use it is more than sufficient which is only about the same as the OP that just for short family clips etc, nothing fancy,