A video camera costs between $700 and $3,300. You don’t have to break the bank to get the video, but the camera should be able to take video at an acceptable speed, which means at least 30 FPS.
Can a video camera record RAW files (if so, it should be in a folder labeled “RAW”)?
No, RAW files can’t be played back. You have to edit them first in Photoshop or another software to remove noise or remove any unnecessary information. You can export all your images as JPEG, but they are less than ideal.
What do I know about lenses?
Leica M lenses, for example, can be bought for under $250, and many cameras now have Leica M lenses. For more info see a good article from Digital Photography Education at http://www.e-photo.com/advice/the-best-lens and http://www.e-photo.com/advice/lens-faq’s.
Do I need to buy a tripod for my camera?
If you don’t have one, you just need to find the right tripod, which is a bit more expensive. If you have one, it should stay up with you during a shoot, but you may also want to consider a lightweight tripod that will take some getting used to.
A tripod could go the extra distance for you if you’re planning a shoot and you have a few people with you, or if your destination is far away.
Is there a camera with a wireless function, such as the Garmin or a similar device, to upload images and videos?
Yes. Both the Garmin and the GoPro use a wireless connection from your phone to the camera (with a WiFi chip inside the camera). So, if you want or need more pictures, be sure you have the cameras you need.
What are the best batteries to use?
The best battery may vary depending on the camera and what functions you need it for. For example, the Polaroid is typically smaller in size and lighter than other DSLRs and cameras. It also has fewer moving parts and is easier to work with.
What do I do before I start shooting?
Here are some ways to start an adventure:
Learn about the area and what it’s like. Check out Tripod Guidebook at http://www.tripodguidebook.com for more information.
Go online and research the