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Plot Device
09-03-2008, 12:17 AM
I am illiterate when it comes to reading all the specs on what the camera has and what it can do. And a lot of Craigslist people just do a copy-paste of the specs as they are found on the web page of either Sony or Panasonic or Canon whatever brand of camera it is. Just gibberish to me!

So here's what I need:

1) I want to do home video thingees and post them on YouTube. (So I've been doing searches in Craigslist under the search criteria of "Web Cam" and also "Webcam" and also "digital video" and also "camcorder.")

2) I want to be able to edit the videos on my computer and add sound (music) and make some funky effects. (I can download free editing suites.)

3) I want to spend no more than $150.00.






Here's the latest offer I found on Craigslist. What do you guys think of all this gibberish stuff? It says it can take videos. but I'm second guessing they MIGHT be the tiny videos that are limited to just ten seconds each and have no sound at all (so doesn;t meet my criteria). But I can't read that sort of explaination in plain English anywhere.

Can you guys help me?

Thanks! :)

http://worcester.craigslist.org/ele/823444348.html




Reply to: see below
Date: 2008-09-02, 9:44AM EDT



Canon - PowerShot 10.0-Megapixel Digital ELPH Camera - Silver
Model: SD790 IS | SKU: 8800577

New 300.00 will sell for 150.00 774-232-8338.Includes everything.


With a DIGIC III image processor, high ISO 1600 sensitivity and an array of scene modes, this digital camera makes it easy to snap digital photos and video in a variety of light and scene conditions. Face detection technology autofocuses on faces in a frame for improved portrait captures.

Product Features
*10.0-megapixel CCD captures high-resolution images up to 3648 x 2736 pixels
*3x optical/4x digital/12x total zoom; UA Lens
*3" PureColor LCD II TFT-LCD monitor with antireflective, scratch-resistant coating, histogram display and automatic image rotation
*Canon DIGIC III image processing engine provides improved picture quality, fast processing speed and accurate autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance
*High ISO sensitivity up to ISO 1600 ensures clear, vibrant image captures in low-light conditions
*Motion detection technology automatically detects subject movement and improves exposure control and ISO settings to reduce image blur; optical image stabilization reduces camera shake and vibration distortion for enhanced image clarity
*Face detection technology autofocuses on faces in a frame for crystal-clear portrait captures
*19 shooting modes, including portrait, foliage, snow, beach, sunset, fireworks, aquarium, underwater, indoor, kids & pets, night snapshot0, color accent, color swap, digital macro and stitch assist, add artistic flair to your digital footage
*Through-the-lens (TTL) autofocus; digital macro wide mode focuses as close as 1.2"; evaluative, center-weighted average and spot metering
*Continuous shooting mode captures up to 1.4 fps or 1.4 shots per second for *fast action shots
*Auto, preset (daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H) and custom white balance controls achieve natural tones under varying lighting conditions
*Built-in auto flash with red-eye reduction, auto red-eye correction, flash-on, flash-off, FE lock and slow synchro flash modes
*Records QVGA video clips at 640 x 480 resolution at 0.5 fps, 1 fps or 30 fps, at 320 x 240 resolution at 30 fps or at 160 x 120 resolution at 15 fps in AVI format with audio
*Built-in Secure Digital/Secure Digital High *Capacity/MultiMediaCard/MultiMediaCard Plus/High Capacity MultiMediaCard Plus card slot (32MB Secure Digital card included)
*Playback modes include magnification (2x-10x), jump to image, My Colors, My Category, transition effects, slideshow, trimming, and resize
*High-speed USB 2.0 interface for fast photo and video transfer to a PC; A/V output lets you view your footage on a TV
*Easy Print/Share button for sharing or direct printing via a PictBridge-enabled printer without the need to connect to a PC; compatible with Canon SELPHY compact photo printers and PIXMA photo printers
*Slim, lightweight design for easy portability
*Digital Camera Solution software included to help organize and add special effects to images..

http://images.craigslist.org/01010401150501020420080902b464a68c6182ecaf7f002958 .jpg


Location: Worcester
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PostingID: 823444348

Plot Device
09-03-2008, 12:20 AM
Here's another one:

http://hartford.craigslist.org/pho/822512129.html


Reply to: sale-822512129@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-09-01, 4:05PM EDT



a Logitech Clicksmart 510 digital Camera / webcam.

http://images.craigslist.org/010101011507010203200809014d2037581f54aea9ac000e14 .jpg


Location: Hartford
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 822512129

Plot Device
09-03-2008, 12:31 AM
And here's the last one for the day.

http://burlington.craigslist.org/ele/823986017.html


Reply to: sale-823986017@craigslist.org (sale-823986017@craigslist.org?subject=Sony%207.2%20mp%2 0%20digital%20cam%20with%20mpeg%20video%20%20%20%2 0-%20$80%20(brattleboro)) [? (http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/replying_to_posts)]
Date: 2008-09-02, 2:57PM EDT



Very good condition sony digital camera/ comes with 512 mb memory stick.


Location: brattleboro
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 823986017

jst5150
09-03-2008, 12:37 AM
I recommend searching for a Flip Video (http://www.theflip.com/)camera. Better, I recommend going to Toys R Us, Best Buy or Circuit City and buying one. Brand new. DVD quality video. GREAT sound (with the "Ultra" $139.00 model) and easy, easy, easy to get from camera to PC or TV.

PM me if you want details. I've had one since April and have used it on a million things.

Plot Device
09-03-2008, 12:42 AM
I recommend searching for a Flip Video (http://www.theflip.com/)camera. Better, I recommend going to Toys R Us, Best Buy or Circuit City and buying one. Brand new. DVD quality video. GREAT sound (with the "Ultra" $139.00 model) and easy, easy, easy to get from camera to PC or TV.

PM me if you want details. I've had one since April and have used it on a million things.

Thanks!

Any videos you have posted on line that I can sample??

jst5150
09-03-2008, 12:44 AM
Thanks!

Any videos you have posted on line that I can sample??
As a matter of fact ...

http://www.jasontudor.com/roadtrip.html

This is encoded to Flash. The actual video is fantastic.

Plot Device
09-04-2008, 09:05 PM
Jason, thanks for the video. I watched the whole thing.

Meanwhile, I went ahead and bought a used web cam. But now I can't download the frickin' software from the internet.

Can anyone help me with that?

I keep trying to download and all I get is software checking stuff, but no actual software. WTF??

I just want the fricking goddamned software. Why is that so hard? I spent an hour justnow doing no less than ifve download attempts and all of them resulted in bullshit downloads. WTF is up with that?

The camera is a Logitech Clicksmart 510. I have searched on Google and gotten HUNDREDS of sites that claim they have the software for me to download. All I get is software checking stuff. Why can't I download the software itself?