The Video Still Camera

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One of the newest innovations in photography is the video still camera. Unlike conventional cameras, the video still records an image on a small floppy disk, exactly like those used in personal computers. Each disk has the capacity to record up to 50 separate photographs. Instead of sending the disk away to be processed, as would be the case with 35mm film, the images can be played back instantly on a television screen or computer monitor. They can also be recorded on video tape or run out as prints at the majority of photocopying stores, yet the pictures may not be as good as conventional images.

The video still camera itself looks and is operated in much the same way as a compact camera. It comes with a standard lens but has wide angle and telephoto attachments. It has built-in flash and a tripod adaptor. The exposure selection is automatic and the focus is fixed, but there is a macro facility. Single, multi and self-timer shooting modes, back light control and a rechargeable battery are all standard; it is also a very quiet camera to operate. The conventional rechargeable battery is powerful enough to take 50 shots. An additional power pack is available that will enable you to take 4000 shots. The camera can also be worked directly from the mains as a true 'electronic' camera. There is a time lapse facility which allows a picture to be taken at various intervals, for instance either every minute or up to once every hour.

By using a video controller, the shots can be displayed and previewed backwards and forwards. The viewing sequence can be altered to meet different requirements and recorded on video tape for a permanent display.

Willis J. Watson is a freelance writer since 2006, living in United States and he writes about his great photography for about 4 years. If you want to read more informations about Digital Photography Classes and also read more reviews about Youth Sports Photography, you can check out his websites.

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