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College of Arts & Sciences
Baruch Institute

Helikite and equipment being set up

High Definition Video

Our camera is a Sony HDRPJ260V high definition Handycam 8.9 megapixel camcorder. This is a lightweight off-the-shelf camera with digital zoom (30x optical/ 55x extended), wide angle G lens, low-light sensor, and image stabilization. It also has a built-in GPS receiver that can be used to tag images. High capacity battery and memory provide for extended use in the field.  Used in combination with other instruments and the TLS which do not record in the visible light spectrum, the video acquired by this camera provides images that are useful for interpreting data and characterizing other features of the landscape.