Make movies with tiny cameras
Make movies with tiny cameras
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Make movies with tiny cameras

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Hi. And thanks for joining me for this very special webisode that looks at some unusual tiny pocket cameras. Now, we all know as technology improves, everything seems to shrink in size. And cameras are no different. Naturally, larger cameras have more features and more manual controls-- that goes without saying. However, if you're like me, and you can't resist a good-quality gadget, a new gadget, then these toy cameras are just too much fun to resist. This one is called a Fuuvi Bee. Now, it's a toy camera. And believe it or not, I found it on a vending machine, of all places. It's a very low-fi camera designed to simulate those warm, dusky tones of the old 1970s home movies. Does it really well, and it captures it in 640x480 resolution. Sound quality, it is a bit ordinary. It's got a very small microphone, however the pictures are just so dreamy and cute, you won't be able to resist using it. You're gonna need to pop a micro-SD card inside to record onto, and via the USB cable, you can charge it up fully, you're gonna get at least 100 minutes of recording time before it's gonna run out of juice. Think it can't get smaller? These are some tiny spy cameras I found on eBay; and yes, they record video. Very cheap, very portable, and they record video to respectable resolution of 1280x960 on a micro-SD card as well. Now, you don't have a preview screen on the back of these tiny little cameras, so whenever you shoot, it's a bit of pot luck, and that's half the fun of it. Okay. If you love Nanoblocks, I've even got a camera for you. Check this out. Now, this one is made by the same people who made the Fuuvi Bee. So, you just build on it. Kids love it. It's got a USB, you just plug straight on your computer. My absolute pick of the bunch, however, of the tiny cameras, we're gonna go up a little bit bigger in size for tiny camera, but we're going up so much more in quality. This newly released Nikon S01. These things are absolutely incredible; 10.1 megapixels stills, 720p video, 96 grams in weight, it's all metal. It's really steady. It's no bigger than a business card. It just fits in your pocket or your hand super easy. Fortunately, it's also got a 3x optical zoomer, which helps get you in closer to the picture you're filming. It's got a lot of special filters and effects that you can apply to the vision, either while shooting or afterwards. Plus, you got this 2-1/2 inch screen on the back. That preview screen is pretty important when you try look at your work, and it's something we were missing on the other cameras we were looking at. All right. Before I go, here's a pocket film to check out this week. It's one I actually shot in 2010 on my trusty iPhone. It's called Design Crimes, a heap of fun. I even make a cameo on apparently this crazy tool here. Watch out. See you next time. Bye-bye.

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