I'm looking for a camera (or video camera w/ still-shot capability) that can do a NIFTY thing my Pencam can do, but with better image quality: I can set up my Pencam in a remote location connected to my PC via a cable, for example focused on some birds at a birdfeeder outside the window, and I can preview on my PC monitor what the Pencam sees & then take a pic with a mouseclick when the timing is right. Any chance?
posted by Shane
on Jun 3, 2011 -
Can you please recommend your favourite Digital Video Camera? Key features: inexpensive, compatible to quickly upload the data to a mac, internal microphone. A friend is planning to record interviews and possibly some classroom activities, not record a feature film. it doesn't need a whole lot of bells and whistles; bonus points if it's small-ish. thank you!
posted by andreapandrea
on Mar 31, 2011 -
Just a quick dumb question I can't find answered anywhere else: I have a videocamera with 37.5mm lens threads. A filter I want to buy online has 37mm threads (and that spec seem more common in general). There's a 37.5mm-to-37mm stepdown ring available elsewhere, but it costs twice as much as the filter. Is that 0.5mm really enough to need the stepping ring?
posted by AzraelBrown
on Jan 4, 2011 -
Wife wants a video camera, I want a still camera that shoots video. Hope us! [more inside]
posted by bDiddy
on Nov 25, 2009 -
Do security camera DVR's record all video channels simultaneously, or do they only record one channel at a time or the multiplex all on one screen?
I ask because I'm looking to set up an ultra cheap multi-cam recording setup in a small theater. [more inside]
posted by tropikal
on Aug 28, 2009 -
I have a Canon PowerShot G10 taking great pictures and VGA-resolution videos. I'm now looking for a video camera that will allow me to capture videos in HD. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by remi
on Jun 27, 2009 -
I'm looking for a tiny video camera to use with a robotics project. The camera needs to be digital, have a digital connection (preferably USB, not wireless
), support a minimum resolution of 1024x768 at 30fps and weigh as little as possible — maybe as much as 120g but hopefully lighter. And it must be affordable: less than $500 including lens. [more inside]
posted by gentle
on May 27, 2009 -
I'm in the market for an inexpensive (under $1000) camcorder but every spec on any camera brings up a thousand questions. 3CCD? CMOS? HD? HDV? MiniDV? BluRay? File formats? Still shots? Help! [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Sep 29, 2008 -
I have the opportunity to buy some equipment to do usability testing. I want to buy some video equipment but know nothing about video cameras. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF
on Feb 17, 2008 -
Questions about buying a video camera in general and some specifics about the Canon XL1.... [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Apr 24, 2007 -