Monday, May 19, 2008

Motion-Activated Camera Timer

After watching some junior girls trying to take pictures of each other jumping, I realized that it would be really excellently convenient for normal cameras to have a feature that would allow it to focus, then take a shot as soon as movement happens (the word 'shot' just now makes me think this could work for guns too... hmm).

It would go like this: you put it on that setting, push the shutter button on the camera and set it down (or it's on a tripod, or somebody holds onto it) then the camera focuses and then waits for movement. As soon as the people jump (or whatever) the camera takes the shot. For additional awesomeness, the camera could wait a certain number of milliseconds after motion detection before shooting.

2 comments:

Sean LePine

May 21, 2008 at 7:37 PM

It is actually used for guns my friend, they are called auto turrets. Although they aren't exactly fool proof yet.

~Sean.

Terri

May 22, 2008 at 9:45 PM

I think there is a feature on most cameras that allows a series of photos to be taken in speedy successsion..... erm, if that's what you mean....Mum