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Cameras & Video Camcorders Available for Rent in Key West, FL

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Blue Planet Offices, Inc./, a Service of currently has 4 cameras/camcorders available. We own and use a Panasonic PV-GS65 which is a 3 CCD camcorder using Mini-DVD tape. This is a small camcorder ideal for many situations and with 3 CCD's which are usually only found in professional cameras, the quality is excellent. The camera has a number of professional features. All other cameras use memory cards only.

Nikon Coolpix S3600 20.1 Megapixel Camera with HD video

The Silver COOLPIX S3600 Digital Camera from Nikon is a compact point-and-shoot featuring a 20.1 Mp 1/2.3" CCD image sensor for sharp, high-resolution shots. When the light gets too low, the built-in flash takes care of business. The camera also provides ISO sensitivity of 80-3200 to aid you in low-light environments. In addition to stills, capture HD 720/30/25p video. The NIKKOR 8x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-200mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. Lens-shift and electronic vibration reduction counteract camera shake for clear, blur-free shots.

Nikon S3600 front, on, lens extended The camera is also equipped with a large, 2.7", 230k-dot TFT LCD monitor with an anti-reflective coating and 5-level brightness adjustment. The autofocus system is capable of face priority, quick subject-tracking and target-finding, and offers up to 99 focus areas. Take advantage of in-camera image editing, including D-Lighting to optimize high-contrast images in order to restore shadow and highlight details that have been lost. Save your images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

Bundled ViewNX 2 Software is an all-in-one image browsing, editing and sharing suite with a range of easy-to-use features. In addition to basic data importing and browsing, it incorporates various frequently used adjustment menus and tools for photo and video editing.

Nikon S3600 front view off closed 20.1 Mp CCD Sensor
The 20.1 Mp 1/2.3" CCD image sensor delivers high-resolution shots and ISO sensitivity of 80-3200 to aid you in low-light environments. When the light gets too low, the built-in flash is there to help. The sensor also enables you to capture HD 720p widescreen video at 30 or 25 fps via the dedicated movie button, and you can view your creations on a compatible TV using an optional audio/video cable. The built-in microphone captures accompanying sound.

NIKKOR Glass 8x Optical Zoom Lens
Provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 25-200mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. Take advantage of 8x optical zoom and 16x Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom function that effectively doubles your reach. Lens-shift and electronic vibration reduction counteract camera shake for clear, blur-free shots.

2.7" LCD Monitor
Equipped with a large, 2.7", 230k-dot TFT LCD screen with an anti-reflective coating and 5-level brightness adjustment.

Advanced Autofocus
Contrast-detect autofocus system is capable of face priority and quick subject-tracking, in addition to a target-finding function that instantly and accurately determines your intended subject to ensure that focus stays where you want it. Additionally, the camera offers up to 99 focus areas in manual AF mode, or you can simply select "center" as the priority area. Focus lock is also available.

Nikon S3600 back view off Continuous Shooting
At full resolution, capture up to 6 shots at approx. 1.1 fps. You can also choose Multi-shot 16 or the Best Shot Selector option, which allows the camera to take a quick sequence of photos with a single press of the shutter and automatically save the best ones.

Creative Shooting Modes
Benefit from creative shooting modes, including 18 Scene Modes tailored to specific shooting scenarios, including back light, beach, black and white copy, close-up, dusk/dawn, fireworks show, food, museum, night landscape, night portrait, panorama assist, party/indoor, pet portrait, portrait, snow, sports and sunset. Scene Auto Selector allows the camera to choose the best mode for you, leaving you to focus on getting the shot you want. The Smart Portrait System helps you easily capture flattering portrait shots without having to think about them. Face Priority AF finds and focuses on faces, while Skin Softening applies an attractive soft focus effect. The camera can even automatically take a photo the instant someone smiles.

Quick Effects
Easily preview a selection of fun Quick Effects on photos you've already taken, then save your favorites alongside the original. If you've been wondering how that photo would look in black and white or as an artistic illustration, this is the way to find out.

Nikon Coolpix S3600 side view open on In-Camera Image Editing
D-Lighting helps optimize high-contrast images in order to restore shadow and highlight details that have been lost. Additional options include copy, crop, filter effects, glamour retouch, quick retouch, print order, protect, red-eye correction, rotate, slide show, small picture and voice memo.

Save your images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. 8 Gigabyte SDHC Card Included. Others available.

Bundled ViewNX 2 Software
All-in-one image browsing, editing and sharing suite with a range of easy-to-use features. In addition to basic data importing and browsing, it incorporates various frequently used adjustment menus and tools, such as resize, brightness control, crop and straighten, as well as many processing functions and movie-editing features. Smoother cooperation with Nikon's exclusive image storage and sharing site, my Picturetown, is also made possible.

Configured with a USB 2.0 port (MTP and PTP data transfer protocols) and an A/V output.

When using the included charging AC Adapter EH-70P, you can charge your supplied EN-EL19 li-ion battery from empty to full capacity in about 2 hr 50 min. There is also another AC adapter, EH-62G, which is available separately.

Storage File System
DCF, EXIF 2.3 and DPOF compliant.

Standard ISO 1222 1/4" tripod mount.

Supported Languages
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Rental Rate: $30.00 per Day. 8 Gigabyte SDHC Memory Card Included. Others also available for rent.

Replacement Cost: $160.00

Panasonic Palmcorder 3-CCD Multicam PV-GS65 - Camcorder

Uses Mini-DV tapes. One tape included with rental. Additional tapes available for purchase. Rental includes case, remote control, USB cable, 256 meg. SD card for still pictures, 3 extended-life batteries, charger and ac adapter.

Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS65 - Camcorder - 460 Kpix - optical zoom: 10 x - Mini DV, Stereo Sound, Firewire for Video, RCA Video/Sound out, SD Card/USB for Still Images.

Scroll down to see accessories pictured that are available for rent to use with your camcorder for professional shoots.

Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.6 cm X12 cm X7.7 cm
Weight: 0.4 Kg
Additional Features: DPOF support, PictBridge support, USB 2.0 compatibility,
backlight compensation, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, digital noise reduction
Camera Features
Optical Sensor Type: 3CCD
Optical Sensor Size: 1/6"
Maximum Focal Length: 24 mm
Minimum Focal Length: 2 mm
Display: LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color

Includes a 256 meg. SD card for recording still images. One nice thing about this camera is that you can take still images while recording video with a button on top of the camcorder. This camcorder has various professional features including microphone and headphone jacks. Has a great power zoom. The LCD display flips around so you can see the image while recording yourself.

Accessories pictured are rented separately.
Pictured from the top down, Azden directional microphone in shock mount with wind screen, multi accessory bracket, graphical display audio meter, Panasonic camcorder, XLR audio adapter, heavy duty tripod, Behringer headphones. Page down to view these accessories.

Replacement Cost: $550.00

RENTAL: 4 Hrs. $30.00 8 Hrs. $45.00 24 Hrs. $65.00

PVGS65 Operating Manual

Kodak Zx1 High-Definition Pocket Camcorder


Kodak zx1 HD camcorder High-definition recording - shoot video in 720p high definition at 60fps
SD/SDHC memory card slot - when you've filled your internal memory just pop in an SD card and keep shooting, so no memory goes uncaptured; accepts SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB (sold separately; 2GB SD card included)
2.0" LCD - enjoy the action close up on the vibrant display
Built-in microphone - sensitive, low distortion microphone means crisp, clear audio

Pre-charged rechargeable batteries and charger - save money and reduce battery waste

Included video software - edit, trim, add pictures or music or create stills from video Great for kids and adults alike - offers young people a form of creative self-expression and social connection; great for parents who want to capture children's milestones, school events and family gatherings

Key Specifications:
Resolution (in pixels): 2048 x 1536
Zoom: 2X digital zoom
Display: 2" LCD
Memory: 128MB internal memory, expandable with SD/SDHC memory cards (sold separately; 2GB SD card included)
File Formats: JPEG, MOV (H.264), AAC LC
Storage Media: SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB (2GB SD card included in rental. Larger cards available for rent.)

Additional Product Specifications:
Lens Type: 4.1mm, f/2.8 fixed focus
Lens Focal Length: F/2.8
Image Sensor: 1/4.5-type, 1.6MP CMOS
Focus: Fixed
Focus Range: 70cm - infinity
Aperture: F/2.8
White Balance: Auto
Digital Interface: USB (cable included)
High-Definition Recording: HD60: 720p @ 60fps - 16:9; HD: 720p @ 30fps - 16:9 (default); VGA 640 x 480 - 4:3
Memory Card Slots: SD/SDHC
Frames Per Second: HD60: 60fps; HD: 30fps
Measures approx. 2"L x 0.8"W x 4.2"H
Weighs approx. 3.9 oz. without batteries
Model #: Zx1
Power Source: 2 NiMH rechargeable AA batteries, included; also works with all AA alkaline, CRV3 lithium and Li-Ion KLIC-8000 batteries (rented separately); battery charger plugs into household wall outlet
UL listed
PC System Requirements:
Windows XP SP2, Vista or 7; 2.8GHz processor or faster, Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer Macintosh OS X 10.4 or newer; 1GB RAM, 300MB hard disk space available, 1024 x 768 display resolution monitor, USB port 1.1 or newer

Accessories Include:
2 NiMH rechargeable AA batteries
Battery charger
Wrist strap
HDMI cable
AV cable
USB cable
2GB SD memory card (8 GB included at no additional cost)
Extended user guide
Quick start guide

Replacement Cost: $280.00 INV# 223 Serial Number: KCZKY928H1682
RENTAL: 4 Hrs. $26.00 8 Hrs. $38.00 24 Hrs. $45.00

Kodak ZX1 User Manual

Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom 5.0 Megapixel Camera

C-50 Camera with front open.Olympus C-50 shown from front with cover open and lens extended.

Brand: Olympus
Optical Zoom: 3x
Model: 50 Zoom
Screen Size: 1.5"
Color: Silver Type: Point & Shoot
Megapixels: 5.0 MP
Product Information
Combining first-rate photo technology with a compact metal body, C-50 ZOOM will thrill the design enthusiasts as well as quality-conscious photographers looking for a state-of-the-art digital camera. Incorporating a five-megapixel CCD, bright (f2.8) 3x zoom lens and precision metering systems, it allows effortless shooting and provides sharp, well-exposed, life-like results. More ambitious photographers will appreciate the creative freedom enabled by the manually adjustable features, such as aperture, shutter and white balance. Finally, this model uses the new digital image storage standard xD-Picture card.

Back of C-50 showing display and controls Product Identifiers
Brand Olympus
Model 50 Zoom
MPN N1105992
UPC 0050332137967, 50332137950

Key Features
Camera Type Point & Shoot
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom 4x
Sensor Resolution 5.0 MP
Screen Size 1.5"

C-50 from Top with lens extended. Optical Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.8"
Sensor Type CCD

Lens System
Lens Type Zoom lens
Focal Length Range 8mm - 23mm
Macro Focus Range 20-50cm
Focus Adjustment Automatic, Manual
Lens System Features Aspherical Lens
Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Lens Construction 6 group(s) / 7 element(s)
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 38 - 114mm

Max Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 8 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure Metering Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light Sensitivity ISO 160, ISO 320, ISO 80
Light Sensitivity Max 320

C-50 Camera Case Camera Flash
Flash Type Built-in flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Effective Flash Range 0.2 m - 3.4 m
Flash Modes Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Flash Memory Size (Provided by manufacturer) 32 MB
Supported Flash Memory xD-Picture Card 16 gigabytes included in rental.

Viewfinder Type Optical
Optical Viewfinder Type Real-image zoom

Depth 1.6 in.
Height 2.3 in.
Width 3.9 in.
Weight 6.84 Oz.

Display Type LCD
Display Rotation Built-in
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5" - color
Display Size 1.5"

Microphone Type None

Connector Types 1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video output
Expansion Slot 1 x xD-Picture Card

File Format
Digital Video Format QuickTime
Still Image Format JPEG, TIFF

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C

Other Features
Additional Features Auto Power Save, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Image Rotation, RGB Primary Color Filter
Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode, Panorama Mode

Color Silver
Shooting Programs Landscape, Landscape-portrait, Night mode, Portrait mode, Self-portrait
Special Effects Black & White, Sepia
Continuous Shooting Speed 1 frame per second

Rental includes camera, case, USB and video cables, battery and charger, plus 128 MB memory card. Two additional batteries are available. Includes small black carrying case and shoulder strap.

C50 Quick Manul PDF

C50 Reference Manual PDF

Replacement Cost $150.00. INV# 125 Serial Number: 115218605

Rental $ 20.00 24 Hrs.

Sign Video XLR-Pro Audio Adapter

Dual Channel XLR Adapter in All Steel Shielded Case.

XLR-Pro Adapter Images Mounts under your camera
Convert your camera to accept professional XLR microphones
Our popular XLR-PRO™ dual XLR adapter lets you feed professional XLR audio to your DV camcorder or any camcorder or DAT recorder that provides an audio 1/8" jack. This lets you use professional XLR microphones, tap into PA systems, and use long run, balanced audio cables, all with complete confidence.

Mix any two inputs
The original XLR-PRO™ XLR adapter lets you mix any two microphone inputs with ease using the combination of dual volume controls, dual XLR inputs and dual 1/8" inputs. Hook up two XLR microphones, or an XLR mic plus wireless mic, or any other combination of professional and prosumer mics. It's an XLR adapter and mini mixer.

Accident free audio level control knobs
The only XLR adapter knobs that are smooth and easy to adjust, but impossible to accidentally bump out of adjustment while shooting. The knobs simply won’t move unless you grip them and turn. This is especially important when mounting the XLR-PRO™ under your video camera, where knobs are easy to bump. And it’s all done without click stops.

XLR-Pro back image *All aluminum housing provides shielding from interference and more
Unshielded plastic enclosures for XLR adapters are an invitation to soundtrack havoc. That's why the XLR-PRO™ is enclosed in solid aluminum to protect the entire electrical circuit from interference which may otherwise destroy your valuable soundtrack (our transformer shielding protects from another kind of interference unrelated to the need for shielding the entire circuit).


Plus our all metal enclosure improves grounding capability needed for many camcorders.
Quiet operation, shielded transformers
High performance multi-shielded transformers provide supremely quiet operation. In addition, the unique ground switch on the XLR-PRO™ lets you select the quietest ground for any camera (no floating ground). Not to be confused with "ground lift" switches which do not perform this important camcorder grounding function.

Additional Features:
Stereo/mono output switch to permit recording from one mic to both channels
Works on any camera-- no need for separate XLR adapter models
State-of-the-art latching XLR connectors by Neutrik® for best XLR audio connection.
Voltage blocking circuit permits XLR-PRO™ operation when connecting to plug-in power mic jacks found on some camcorders (Sony VX1000, VX2000, VX700, TRV900 & others)


Inputs: 2 XLR audio connectors 2 1/8" mono jack connectors
Input Impedance: Nom. 600 ohms, suitable for 150 to 600 ohm input
Outputs: Approx. 13" cable with stereo mini-plug
Gain: Adjustable from 0 to unity. No insertion loss.
Max. Input Voltage Level: 880mV - Mic, 10V - Line
Line Level Attenuation: Varies with camera input - approx 54db
Power: None. XLR-PRO™ is a passive device.
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20KHz (+/- 1dB Max)
Enclosure: Aluminum, black, 5.25"x2.75"x1.25", 13.5 oz.

Specifications Guaranteed
The above specifications are guaranteed for every unit Sign Video sells. Note that some manufacturers publish "typical" specifications, meaning that all units sold do not necessarily meet those specifications.

Rental: $33.00 for 24 Hrs. Replacement Cost: $185.00

VU-150 Audio Level Meter

If you can't see your audio, you can't maintain proper audio levels. Record like a pro. Get a VU150 audio meter for your video camcorder today and record the best possible stereo audio every time.

Audio Meter Manual PDF

Audio Level Meter image Large display- selectable between bar graph/dot mode
Adjustable brightness- turn up for full visibility in broad daylight...
...or turn down to conserve battery indoors
Left and right audio calibration adjustments
Built in headphone volume control
Low power consumption for long battery Life (about 100 hrs.)
Low battery indicator
Mounts easily & securely on camera accessory shoe
Works on any camera with a headphone jack (standard 1/8" stereo jack)


1.5" wide LED display
Audio intensity range: -20dB to +3dB
Headphones adjustable from -40dB to +20dB
20" audio cable with 1/8" stereo plug
1/8" stereo jack for headphones
High input impedance
Weight: 5.5oz. with battery
Dimensions: 3.5" x 2.5" x 1.5"
Provides approximately 100 hours of continuous use with a 9V alkaline battery under normal use.

Rental: $22.00 per 24 Hours. Replacement Cost: $145.00

Camera bracket Camera Shoe Bracket

This is the best camera shoe bracket you will find. Holds three different pieces of equipment. See camcorder image at top of page for an example of its use.

Rental: $7.00 for 24 Hours. Replacement Cost: $65.00

Visit LIGHTING PAGE for on-camera lights. Visit GRIP-GAFFER page for tripods and other video camera support options. We also offer two light boxes and a copy stand for merchandise photography and similar things.

Visit our Resources Page for a selection of excellent books on video production.


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