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Old 07-19-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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4K cam that is NOT wide angle?

Looking for a cheap vid cam for video blog use, close-in recording, do not want wide-angle, lighting not an issue. There are a bunch of 4k "action cams" as low as $30, but I'm struggling to find something that isn't wide-angle. Has anyone here come across such a beast?
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Should add - doesn't need to be portable like a typical action cam. Intent is to use in a fixed location with power and lighting. Even a USB-connected device would be fine - that would save from having to transfer from flash memory card to editing computer.
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:12 PM   #3
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I found out the camera on my old phone (Moto-X 2015) beats the crap out of any stand alone camera under $200 so I stopped looking and use the old phone. That phone (XT1096) costs about $100 on eBay.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:16 PM   #4
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Everything I've installed has a 160+ view angle. You will have a big nose. This is client supplied junk but there has got to be a USB powered device out there meant for 4-6 feet w/o a wide lens. No suggestions, sorry.
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I found out the camera on my old phone ...
Yeah, I use an iPhone 6S+ and it does 4k, but I'd like something that could be permanently mounted.
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This video was shot on a Virb elite from Garmin, they have a newer version now so this model is being clearanced out.
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:24 PM   #7
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Yeah, I use an iPhone 6S+ and it does 4k, but I'd like something that could be permanently mounted.
Doesn't have to be a 6S+. My SE does 4k so I assume a regular 6S does too. Don't know how permanent it needs to be mounted. I have a bracket that my SE snaps into that has a tripod mount on the bottom of it. I just bought my SE outright for $200 new.
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This video was shot on a Virb elite from Garmin, they have a newer version now so this model is being clearanced out.
I'm looking at 4k cameras that are in the <$50 range.. even on clearance, the Garmin is much more than that. Thank you, though - it's a great image..
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I just bought my SE outright for $200 new.
Thx. Again, looking for MUCH cheaper..
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Andy, have you considered just changing the lens to what ever field of view you require? There are several companies making aftermarket lens' for just about every action cam, drone or whatever. I know the Peau line of Gopro replacement lens' have a wide range of non distortion and narrow field of view types here

But then again, some of these replacements lens are a little costly.
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I had considered that as well, but not certain they would fit the cheaper 4k cameras. I should dig a little deeper, thanks!
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Give em a call they should know right away - I heard they are real good to work with. Good Luck.

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