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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Disgo v Sony for fieldwork

Categories: Gegraphy General
The weather here today and yesterday has been horrendous, but as the family were getting a bit stir crazy, we went out in the car for a bit and during a break in the weather managed to stop for a while. This place is an old fishing haunt (literally, as The Applebank pub just out of shot has a history of ghosts) and we were messing around taking photos of the kids when these were shot. One was with a Sony k800i, the other with a Disgo handheld basic videocam. The Sony quality is much poorer, but the Disgo goes through AAA batteries very quickly. Here is the Disgo

and now the Sony;

To illustrate the point, the disgo ran out of batteries 4 seconds in. I think the Disgo, batteries in plentiful supply, would be very good for students on local fieldwork or foreign trips such as the Alps for better quality clips which can be used back in class. I wonder how the battery drain compares to a flip cam?


At 7:15 am, Blogger GeoBlogs said...

You get several hours worth out of them on the Flip...

At 8:25 am, Blogger Kenny O'Donnell said...

I'd say in total I got about half an hour to an hours worth since I started using it. Oh well, better get the battery charger out...


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