Dear Alan, A digital video camera would take excellent photos, the
problem would be to transfer them to the medium you need the photos
in. I have a Sony VX1000 digital camcorder. The videos it takes are
incredible. The detail and crispness of the images I get cannot be
matched by any other camcorder I have used. To use the images in other
media, you need a way to transfer them to a computer. At present that
would mean a Fire Wire connection ( a card in your computer, whether
it’s a Mac or PC) or an expensive editing station from Sony (over
$4,000 US). I have transferred still photos to my Macintosh computer,
but used an S-Video connector do not have that Fire Wire connection,
so the wonderful detail was not transferred as well.
I do not want to discourage you from trying it, though. If you have a
chance to use the camera, do so. It may fill your needs (and it’s
If you have any questions about digital camcorders, please email me
off list. I have extensive experience filming little league and
high school baseball games.