Is the camera to be mounted on a tripod.? or just hand held.
Is the camera then going to be manually or remotely operated. ?
Is the camera then going to attempt to track the "...cars moving at ~60km/h..."
Are the "...cars moving at ~60km/h..." Toward the camera or away from the camera.
Are the "...cars moving at ~60km/h..." always moving in the same general direction.
Can your project support two CHDK enabled cameras, one Fixed wide angle camera, tripod mounted.
Which is then able to trigger a second telephoto ( Tracking (
) ) camera mounted on a tripod.
i.e. Camera One is using CHDK's Motion detection
- Trigger exposure in response to motion, fast enough to catch lightning.
Thank you for this answer! Until now, the camera is supposed to be mounted on a tripod. But our workshop will craft other solutions if necessary to fix it and for example make the plugs accessible.
Operation can be done remotely or manually, it is no issues for now. Remotely would be better.
No tracking is taking place, I just want unblurred pics of the cars and fast enough (~1 pic per sec) so that none can evade my algorithms later
Both moving directions are important. The roads we're looking at are quite packed usually, so no motion detection is needed, just continuous shooting will do the job.
Thank you for the hint, i will look into it!
SX60 would be the obvious choice, since digic 6 are generally a good bit faster. They are often still available from canon refurbished: https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/refurbished-powershot-digital-cameras#facet:&productBeginIndex:0&orderBy:11&pageView:grid&pageSize:36&
Thank you guys! And does anyone have a good idea about other photography forums that could help out with that questions? I am especially inclined into using fast and good webcams as data storage and power supply is no issue there. Any ideas?