Gee February and you can see the water in the pool!!! My pool looks like Lake Ladoga during the siege of Leningrad. I could put tracks across the ice but spring would make for a bit of a problem.
MiniDV works but is obsolete and usually needs FireWire to stream the result
DVD or MiniDVD, the media is either too big or too expensive for the recording time available
HD, IMHO hard disks and mobile devices don't mix well. The disks cannot take the shocks it will get
The cameras with smaller sensors usually can be found with longer optical zooms, easier to implement with a small sensor
The cameras with larger sensors (usually better cameras) are typically limited to 10x or so zoom
CMOS sensors often do not "expose" the whole sensor at once, the image is recorded as a "wipe" across the sensor. This messes with some image stabilization techniques, especially ones applied after the fact as different parts of the same frame are actually recorded at different times
Find one that does GOOD stills too. That way you only carry one camera. The recent really good DSLR type cameras that do video are just too big to carry around.
I have a old Sony miniDV camera that I won't replace until it breaks because I haven't found anything significantly better.
A bit scary in places too. Right at the beginning I thought we were going to have a head on with that Annie (I think it's an Annie). And then the hot tub/pool curve was really fun. No guard rails or anything. And then there was the giant dog
Such fun. Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed it.
Cannon PowerShot SD700is
6.0 Mega Pixels
4x15 Zoom Lens
The video was done at 15 frames per second with the resolution set at 640x480. That ended up at 87,237 KB. I originally took the video at 30 frames per second and the file was 201,890 KB. Straight on there really wasn't any difference between 15 & 30, but as the camera recorded going around the turns, the video became choppy. The resolution can also be set at 320x240 which I have not tried. I believe the picture would not be as good. Also, I didn't have the zoom pulled in any.
For under 300 bucks it's a great camera. I like it because it is small yet has a large monitor screen and it takes pictures fast. My old Fuji 500 took for ever to reset so you could take the next picture.
I've had this camera for two years and yesterday was the first time I ever took a video with it.