looking for an HD, close focus videocam

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by John Mosley, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. John Mosley

    John Mosley Guest

    I'm having trouble tracking this down, so would appreciate some advice. I
    am seeking a fairly low cost ($100 or less), HD (prefer 1080p but will try
    720p) videocam offering macro focus down to 2" or so and it needs to have
    manual focus. Fixed focus is ok, but only if it goes down to and shows 2"
    clearly. What cameras in this category are available and where can I find

    Thanks in advance,
    John Mosley, Apr 29, 2010
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  2. Most of the HD video capable stills cameras will do that, as well as the
    consumer level HD camcorders, but you will probably need to increase
    your budget by couple of hundred bucks. A hundred will only get you SD
    video, unless you're willing to work out how to add a macro lens to one
    of the Flip HD pocket cams or similar, and even those are over the hundred.

    If a webcam type setup is OK, recording direct to a computer HD, then
    this may suit, at about a hundred bucks, apart from being autofocus
    only:- Logitech Quickcam Sphere AF Web camera (960x720 video at 30fps,
    allegedly.) It'll still need an extra closeup lens, though.

    What are you trying to do?
    John Williamson, Apr 29, 2010
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    Larry in AZ Guest

    I'll tell you if you find me a new car that'll seat four adults, get better
    than 50mpg, do at least 110mph, and costs less than $2,000.
    Larry in AZ, May 1, 2010
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