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Best camera for under £100 based on battery life

Hi there,

I work for a company that needs to record lots of mock job interviews. We are looking for cheap cameras (£100 is the absolute maximum) with the longest battery life. 2 hours is the minimum but ideally around 2.5/3 would be great.

We do not care about the quality of the footage it is just important that the cameras can be relied upon for film for as long as possible without running out of batteries.

I'd appreciate any tips anyone can give me.

Thanks

Sarah

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Buy Batteries

In reply to: Best camera for under £100 based on battery life

I have carried out mock interviews with sixth formers and recorded on to VHS tape. We powered the camera from the mains but, if you must have batteries, you can buy long life batteries from third party suppliers.
Are you saying that the interviews will last 2 1/2 hours? Normally an hour is enough. In which case change the battery between interviews.

As for your £100 budget you will be hard pushed to find a new camera. Second hand may be an option. Do not go for a DSLR as they tend to overheat with long use.

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Hi,

Thanks for the advice. We will be filming 10x10-15 minute interviews with us pressing record and stop between each one. We can't record onto tape as we need the videos to be uploaded onto our website so that they can be reviewed by business' and students.

Thanks for the tip on the DSLR I didn't realise this.

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