I have a Sony HandyCam DCR-SR68. It's a very nice camera and has a phenomenal zoom on it. When I point my TV remote at it, I can clearly see the IR light in the remote flashing. It will even illuminate a very small area on my desk and the camera can see this from across the room. If I were to purchase an external IR light and attach it along side the camera on the tri-pod, I should be okay right?
This particular Sony HandyCam does NOT have a "nightshot" feature but I am thinking that simply means it does not have its own IR light built in. I only need IR light to go at the absolute furthest 30-40 feet in front of me. I'm not going down caves or in pitch black houses but would like some outdoor amplification that is 100% portable and does not require huge bulky battery packs. So a product suggestion is greatly appreciated.
Well, if you sensor is capable of receiving IR light and use it, like most sensors are, it may work, but i would do some research on that, i really miss night shot function on newer digital cameras and video cameras out there, what happens today is that some cameras have an IR filter over the sensor, so the final image become less red, but your seems to don't have it.