Nikon Coolpix s630 video question...

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by elfa, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. elfa

    elfa Guest

    I've been using my s630 for some time now. I take pics of insects in 'close-up'
    mode as close as 3/4 inch away and get pics as spectatular as any in coffee
    table books.

    My question concerns taking videos. I've tried experimenting in taking close-up
    videos in regular and close-up modes but so far, can't get close-up video as
    good as stills.

    I can't really find any mention in the instruction re vid in 'close-up' mode.
    Is it possible?

    elfa, Sep 19, 2013
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  2. elfa

    charles Guest

    My understanding from looking at the manual.

    In video mode you are recording at 640 X 480. This is equivalent to
    0.3 Megapixels, not very good. In photo mode you can go to 4000 X
    4000, 16 megapixels. Good.

    Page 77 of the manual says that macro mode is enabled when shooting
    video, so I'd guess the problem is just resolution.
    charles, Sep 20, 2013
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  3. elfa

    elfa Guest

    Thanks for the reply.

    I guess I'm asking too much for a point and shoot.

    This link will take you to a few of the
    images that I shot with my little $220/4 year old Nikon.

    Click the images for full size. I'm astonished at the detail when just
    following a few instructions in the manual and putting the lens less than an
    inch away. I was just hoping the videos could be just as good.

    thanks again...
    elfa, Sep 21, 2013
  4. elfa

    charles Guest

    It's not a problem with the camera, it's the job you've given it to
    do, NTSC video is a standard, and any camera recording to that
    standard will have low resolution. Ultra HD video would record close
    to the level you desire, but then you'd have to get a new tv set to
    watch it on.
    charles, Sep 21, 2013
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