View Full Version : Which cameras have live video out?
05-23-2006, 02:24 PM
Okay, I've been to several shops and many websites and emailed many, many customer support staff and I'm still where I started. I would like to know what my choices are if I want to get a camera with live video out to connect to a down link. Please offer any suggestions as to which reasonably priced small cameras are capable of this function.
05-23-2006, 02:34 PM
Almost any camera you pick SHOULD have video out Here is a short list - 542 of them (http://www.epinions.com/Camcorders--reviews--output_interfaces__mining__composite) ;)
Cameras to AVOID = MPEG, DVD, MicroMV, and any (non digital) VHS ones.
If you can afford it get a 3 CCD one.
05-23-2006, 03:12 PM
The Big Dog is right -
I am using the 3CCD Panasonic GS250, light weight, A/V out as well as Dig.
05-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Thanks for the replies so far. I'm going through the list now...
05-23-2006, 03:49 PM
So, is it pretty safe to say that most cameras with a composite video out connector will do live video out? What about still cameras?
06-05-2006, 06:27 PM
Most of the Sony's, Nikons have if you are looking for a small digicam, SLR's don't have a video out, this because the CCD chip is behind the mirror. SLR's only show a picture afther the photo has been taken. There is one execption to this and that the Olympus E330 body, this camera has a constant live video out.
Take a look at dpreview.com for more info