I know this is WAY OT but I need some clues to get started. I want to use a digital camera as a security camera. The problem is that all digital cameras that I know about turn themselves off automatically. Turning them on takes too long; I want to disable the auto off or find a simple camera that does not turn itself off. It will be powered from the AC mains so battery life is a non-issue.
The best I've found so far is a game camera, which turns itself on when it senses a hot animal and takes a picture. Unfortunately it takes about 5 seconds to turn on, and 5 seconds seems like eternity in some situations. I want instant pictures. I also would like to take pictures from an external trigger signal.
It would be a lot easier in a film camera, but the hassle and time delays (and cost) of developing film makes film impractical.
Any clue where to find such a camera or to find someone who knows how to modify one?
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