What to do with an old digital camera? Answered
Hello guys. I have a Fujifilm MV-1 camera lying on my shelf. My grandma gave it to me, she probably also had no use for it.
It eats 4 AA batteries, takes 1600*1200 JPGs and 320*240 video, has a tiny LCD and a flash.
It has a 2-phase shutter release switch, so probably it does not have fixed focus. I have found something that looks like a memory card slot (about 4cm long) , and read something about 16MB built-in memory. ( ow )
Also, it feels cheap.
So now I was thinking, what to do with it?
Things I was thinking about:
-converting it to an IR camera, but I don´t know whether I have a real use for IR images of such low quality.
-using it to make time-lapses ( I don´t want to waste my D3100´s shutter for that ) - that would mean at least some modification to the electronics.
-removing unneccessary components ( like the flash )
-some kind of a case-mod, because it is fugly right now.
-some kind of power source mod, maybe add a cable adapter, or something like that
Any ideas? No limits - all ideas welcome - from simple hacks to total conversions and anything.
I already took it apart, so a case mod is neccessary now.
I´ve had some new ideas:
-A body in the "classic film camera" style, but made from wood, with a better lens ( or possibly switchable lenses? ) and an additional cable release
-A water and weather proof camera, tough construction, for shooting time lapses at any time ( probably also a better lens )
What do you guys say? ( I probably should have made this a discussion )