Taking pictures with a video camera...
by Stéphane Moniotte
Pictures captured from a movie, however, are of poorer quality (0.8 to 1.1 Mpixels) than with a digital camera like the Coolpix 990/995 (3.3 Mpixels) and are always regarded as useless for printing purposes.
I recently started to make a few tests ...
My camera is a Canon XL-1, the World's first interchangeable lens Mini DV camcorder. Click here to see its technical characteristics.
The gallery below shows you some recent pictures extracted from a three hours movie taken in Iceland in June 2001, as well as a few shots of a male Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) observed in extreme conditions during a rainy night here in Belgium. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pictures.