For our routine late morning walk today and at a neighborhood BBQ on Saturday, I put Uncle Milton’s Pet’s Eye View cameras on Ruby and Malcolm’s collars. They’re lightweight, mini cameras that clip onto collars and snap 640×480 photos at 1, 5 or 15 minute intervals. I set them on 1 minute intervals, and we were off!
Photo: Ruby Keilana
The above is Ruby’s photo stream. Most of the pics were blurry shots of the grass or of my legs, but she took several solid nature photos. I especially love the one of the gravel &mdash nice, isn’t it? The shot of Malcolm’s butt is lovely too. The camera only stores a maximum of 40 photos for up to 5-6 hours &mdash after that, the 8MB SDRAM internal memory erases itself and you lose everything. Most of the pics ended up pretty blurry, which made me wonder why this thing doesn’t have motion sensors or at least some kind of basic blur reduction mechanism.
Photo: Malcolm Keilana
Malcolm took a lot of pictures of my legs &mdash he must have wanted cookies from my treat bag. I expected to see a lot more of other dog’s butts, or maybe even their faces because he likes to sniff muzzles, but one major flaw of this cam is that it takes pictures not necessarily of what he sees, but what his neck is pointing to. Also, the camera just takes pics randomly every minute, so it’s likely they’re either sleeping or running around &mdash neither of which yield quality photo opps. These were the best six shots out of two rolls of 40 each.
These cameras are $40 apiece &mdash it’s super low tech and doesn’t take great photos, but could be a fine gift for crazy dog moms and dads, maybe.
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