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The big advantage of superzoom cameras is that you get a big zoom lens at a reasonable price. The downside is that the optical quality is often not that good. A superzoom lens may offer say 28mm wide angle to 1000mm zoom. 50mm is what the eye sees so 1000mm = 20 x magnification (i.e. objects will appear 20x nearer). Binocular optical quality can ...


I once (this one, I think) tried to stick a gopro onto the same tripod with my dSLR video, but could not contrive a steady enough mount. In this case I did not want them stacked on the same head, so the gopro doesn't move with the main camera panning. My idea was to use it as fallback when the dSLR loses a few seconds between clips, and to replace vibrating ...


In 2011, The New York Times wrote about Doug Mills using such a rig to shoot video with the attached camera while shooting still images with images with main camera. In his interview in December 2013 (at 00:19:49), he shows a Canon 5DmkII mounted on top of a D1x [sic, I guess he meant a Canon 1D x]. Joey Daoud has pushed the idea further to shoot video at ...


There is a way to connect the camera to a wall plug: the Canon ACK-DC40 AC adapter kit. The Canon USA website lists it as being compatible with the Powershot S120.

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