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Old Oct 12, 2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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I won't say what line of work I'm in, but I need to be able to take sharp digital photos in day or night, in all kinds of lighting situations, ranging from decent to almost none, while standing at someone's door, without them even knowing I'm snapping them. ( absolutely without flash either ) These are for evidence that I talked to them.

I'm just getting started in this trade so I don't have much money to spend, but being able to take these photos will help me make more money eventually.

I was wondering if there's anything that could fit in the pocket that could have a CCD probe with a cable that would go up to the side of my glasses and not be noticed, or something like that?

I've been poking around the web and seen the Sony Cyber-Shot series. The DSC-F707 is an older one but sounds interesting because it has some kind of holographic focusing for in the dark, but the main kink is having something that's very concealable, so people don't even know I'm snapping them, and that camera is far from that.

Oh I'm a woman so I don't have shirt pockets either. :roll:

I basically just need a shot of their upper body and face that can be printed out from my computer ( transferred via USB ) on a sheet of paper, as evidence that I talked to the person.

I know this is a tough one but would appreciate any help you folks might offer.




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Old Oct 13, 2007, 8:01 AM   #2
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I think, if someone came to my front door and began taking pictures of me, without my knowledge and permission, and I found out about it, the subject camera had better be able to withstand very rapid deceleration while encountering cement, brick, or the skull of the offending photographer. Are you kidding me?

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In many places this is illegal imho and you can be sued for taking this kind of unauthorised photos.
Don't know much about mini spy cams, but may be I need to order one of those things, just to be sure :-) :

http://www.digicam-tech.com/spy-camera-finder.html
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I sounds like you are a processor server and you want a record that you actually have served the papers on the designated person. This may work http://www.thespystore.com/bwcovert.htm
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In many places this is illegal imho and you can be sued for taking this kind of unauthorised photos.
Don't know much about mini spy cams, but may be I need to order one of those things, just to be sure :-) :

http://www.digicam-tech.com/spy-camera-finder.html
Are you in UK by chance? Here in the U.S. we can take photos in public.


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I sounds like you are a processor server and you want a record that you actually have served the papers on the designated person. This may work http://www.thespystore.com/bwcovert.htm
That appears to be a wall mountable one, not for carry on the body?
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Are you in UK by chance? Here in the U.S. we can take photos in public.

On the property of a private individual, luringthat individualto the front door, hardly qualifies as "in public."
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Are you in UK by chance? Here in the U.S. we can take photos in public.

On the property of a private individual, luringthat individualto the front door, hardly qualifies as "in public."
If they answered the door neked, that would qualify as exposing themselves in public. :?

Look, does anyone have help to offer with this, instead of sniping at me?




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Old Oct 14, 2007, 9:50 AM   #9
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I very much doubt you will find a single camera that will do the job, though you might find one that works in good light and a different one that works with IR.

You also might want to consider video. Some are small enough to fit in an outragrous hat.

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... as evidence that I talked to the person. ...
Why not use an audio recorder?
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Old Oct 14, 2007, 10:01 AM   #10
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Look, does anyone have help to offer with this, instead of sniping at me?
Perhaps a better source of information might be others in your profession.
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