Originally Posted By: jpulley
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I have picked up a lot of useful information from various posts in this site and since I am just getting this endeavor off the ground, I need all the help and luck I can get.
That being said, I'm about to re-hash a post about digital cameras with the hope that someone either has a Sony Mavica CD-500 or some input on how they think it might work within the parameters of what we do.
Initial cost with accessories is something like 900.00, so I am trying not to make a $900 mistake. I can see where the size of this unit would be a problem in tight places, but where I operate, crawl spaces are not that common. (Mostly slab construction in Fla.) In addition, the CD transfers pictures with a minimum of fuss from camera to report and from what I see there is also a recording feature in this camera, so that I could concievably just walk around the house talking to my camera.
Of course, all who watched would think Pulley was just a little "touched in the head" but this might transfer over to a narrative style report quite well.
There are many positives to this camera, i.e., picture quality, battery life etc, etc. However... if all this is true hows come more people in this business ain't on the wagon?
Another Inspector said he was using a camcorder, (and size is a concern?)
which leads me to wonder what anyone who uses a spectoscope is using to take picture of a roof with this gadget.
All forthcoming advise will be given due consideration.