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Advice for buying a new camera - Q re iMovie

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Aug 19, 2012 1:42 PM

I see TONS of questions in this forum about frustrations with transferring video clips from my point-and-shoot cameras (Sony and Nikons).  I am wondering if Apple supports one type of camera over another that I should give special consideration to while trying to purchase a new camera. 


My Sony required a third party app to transfer the video footage into the right format for my Mac Book Pro copy of iMovie.  (This was several years ago and I finally quit bothering since it was such a pain to make movies with all the transfers required.  Unfortunately, this had been my reason from leaving the PC world and purchasing a Mac.)


We recently purchased a Nikon Coolpix S6300 for my son and I can't get it to even be recognized by iMovie.


I am now in the market to purchase a new camera and wonder if there is a good way to "buy right" the first time.  Apple Support is not helpful here.


For what its worth (not that it matters), I'm looking at either a Sony Cybershot HX 200V - toreId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666429163#


or a

Canon Powershot SX40 HS - 1?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=canon%20powershot%20sx40%20hs%20digi tal%20cameras&utm_campaign=Canon+PowerShot+Camera


Probably way too much detail to my question.  Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!


For what its worth - I'm using iMovie 09


MacBook Pro


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