View Full Version : What kind of digital cameras do you guys record with?
05-03-2008, 03:07 PM
Alright I went out looking for a digital camera to record some lifts with today and there are a million different cameras! I figured I would just get like a coolpix or something but after looking at them they are so small im not sure how I would set any of them down upright to record with! Im totally lost on the situation of how to mount one of those tiny little cameras to record a video of a bench or a squat or something. I previously had used my parents big digital camcorder and it was much thicket so I could set it and angle it on stuff, but these things are just so small!
I need some advice guys what do you all use and how do you set it up?
05-03-2008, 03:17 PM
I have a panasonic. You have to find something the right height to set it up on, or have a friend hold it. Be careful that some idiot doesn't drop a weight on it.
05-03-2008, 03:27 PM
My dad has a Olympus SP-500UZ which he lets me use. It gets the job done pretty nicely.
05-03-2008, 03:54 PM
I'm on the hunt for one, too. I'll just go to Best Buy soon and ask them what's cheap that takes video and pics. Don't care for something special. As long as it can stand up on its own and can upload them to my computer.
05-03-2008, 04:33 PM
I have a really cheap kodak that I received a couple years ago. If you're only planning on using it for videos then just get something that looks halfway decent thats at a good price. If you think you'll use it for other things to such as pictures when you go out then that's a whole different ballgame... I'm not good with camera stuff but I got my gf at the time a coolpix camera that was around $190 and the pictures come out pretty amazing. And if you're worried about the awkward sizes of some it shouldn't be an issue... most have the little screw in hole on the bottom so that you can attach a cheap tripod to it.
05-03-2008, 04:36 PM
my friend has an "aiptek," it records good video, on an SD card, it'd get the job done and its really cheap. i need to buy one myself.
05-03-2008, 10:19 PM
You just need to find one that does at least 640x480@30FPS. Provided the lighting is decent, it'll come out good.
As for setting it up, just be creative. I use anything from a papertowel roll mounted on the wall to a box of crayons to point the camera up higher enough. Whatever is around.
05-03-2008, 10:32 PM
most newish cell phones will do the trick if you happen to have one with video
05-07-2008, 12:23 AM
I was looking for a camcorder for a long time for making longer videos.
Almost all of them took too short a video or were too pricey for me.
Finally I came across the small cameras made by Casio.
I was sceptical of a watch making company making cameras so I read the impressive reviews on it and bought one. The s600.
It was amazing. It can be used as an audio recorder.
It takes great pictures. It's ability to make long movies however is unreal.
On one charge, I can shoot a constant 1 hour and thirty minute movie which no expensive camcorder can do.
The movie quality is decent too.
The camera itself is thin, the size of a credit card and is made of metal so it's very durable.
They run from about 150-300$ Canadian.
They don't make the s600 anymore.
I got another one recently, the Casio s10 with a bigger LCD screen on it.
You can put this camera in your pocket and take it anywhere.
Iv'e been into photography for about 3 years now so I figured I'd give you my
two cents on what camera I use to shoot movies.
Hope this helps.
05-07-2008, 12:29 AM
By the way, these small thin cameras can't be stood upright very easily.
You would have to buy a cheap mini tripod ( they are about 4-10 inches tall),
or a beanbag tripod they now make. With a small beanbag tripod attached, you can plunk your camera down on any flat surface and record with it.
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