Background: I’m a techy guy. I was in engineering and programming, project management, program mangagement for 25+ years. I’ve also done digital event photography professionally for several years.
So about a year ago I got a new Nikon Coolpix 4800 digital camera for the inspection biz as the previous camera passed away. And it wasn’t until about a MONTH ago that I discoverd that it does voice memos. DUH! that’s what I get for thinking I’m too smart to read the manual. I went back and read the manual for my old camera to see if I was stupid then too, but it did not do voice memos.
Check and see if your camera does it. If it’s a Nikon probably yes, and others may very well do it too.
I take a shot of a defect, hit the display last image button, hit the shutter button, record a voice memo about the location and nature of the defect, hit the display button again and it’s ready for the next shot. The camera records a .wav file with the same file name as the .jpg image. I down load all and just click on the .wav file to hear what I recorded. I no longer take hand written notes at the inspection and the camera will play back the voice memo if I need to let the customer hear it at the inspection. I’ll never use a camera without that feature for inspections again.