Some cheap digital
cameras with fix lens are convenient to start kaping.
To get enlargements, I use digital cameras
3 and 4 megapixels, but it is sure that more powerful ones will
out plug is very useful, not to say absolutely necessary
to send the image to the ground with a mini transmitter
- the size of CCD to make enlargements
which needs 3 megapixels at least.
- the cancellation of auto shut-off
- the shutter release delay
- the focal length of lens: near to
wide angle, 65° or 54° like 28 and 35mm focal length
of 35mm film cameras.
- the video out plug
- the possibility to connect or to
install an electric shutter release plug.
The auto shut-off
is not always possible to cancel, depending on set up programs.
However, if the shut-off delay is long enough, it is sufficient
to shot from time to time before it expires. On some digital
cameras, other craftiness can be used. For example, by activating
any function, or the pre-release function, the shut-off
delay is reset. The pre-release function activates either
the exposure, or the focus, or both. It can be activated
permanently through the release plug: the exposure will
be preset, which is not a real problem for kap. It could
also be activated by a timer, or a simple level switch that
the balancing moves of the cradle will be sufficient to
other criteria are interesting to consider:
the focus preset
when it is reducing the delay for shutter release.
with a preference to standard batteries rather than dedicated
the use time
of batteries. Some digital cameras are very greedy.
and location of buttons for power on, setup program, mode...
of colors, saturation, contrast.