Posts Tagged ‘minidv’

12th October
2009
written by admin

So to get in the spirit of Halloween a friend of mine contacted me and asked what would be a good camcorder for ghost hunting. I thought this was a odd question, but quite interesting, so I start to look around for him. The requirements for a good ‘ghost hunting’ camera is a camera with night shot. Apparently Sony’s are the only camera around that have Night Shot, please correct if I’m wrong, but it surely seems like it.

The next factor to include is the camera is capable to have extended IR (infrared) lighting available and what media it records it video too. You can record to tape, DVD, harddrive or flash media. Since price was a factor, tape was the cheapest, and I found the Sony DCR-HC52 MiniDV Handycam Camcorder. Oddly I reviewed this a few months ago (not ghost hunting related).

This is a great little camera. Here is where they have to say about the NightShot feature:

NightShot Plus Infrared System In low-light environments, the NightShot Plus Infrared System lets you shoot color video with a less greenish tint than previous infrared systems.

If you need additional IR illuminator, check out this page out for brackets and night vision lights for the camcorder.

You can pick this camera up for around $200 on Amazon. It’s an older model, but could serve well on a chilly ghost hunt. If you have any other recommendations for a ghost hunting camera, please drop me a email or comment on this post!

25th August
2009
written by admin
Overall Rating:
 

Total Customer Reviews: (32)
Seller: Amazon
The DCR-HC52 puts exceptional quality, versatility, and affordability in the palm of your hands. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens and Super SteadyShot image stabilization capture clear, sharp video. Powerful 40x optical/2000x digital zoom brings you close to the action, and Super NightShot Plus technology keeps your video bright when shooting in di[Read More]