Here are the top three pieces of basic equipment that every paranormal enthusiast needs in their kit. Start out with these three devices, then slowly build up your paranormal arsenal.
Digital Audio Recorder
A digital audio recorder is quite possibly one of the best tools used in the paranormal field. Investigators use the recorders to to capture electronic voice phenomena. They're good for conducting client interviews and for taking notes as well. Common digital audio recorder manufacturers are Olympus, RCA, and Sony.
Digital Image Camera
A digital image camera is the most used item in any investigator's kit. Most ghost hunters starting out already have a camera. Cell phone cameras don't work well because the image resolution is so low. Point-and-shoot cameras work well but many experienced investigators use SLRs. Popular manufacturers are Canon, Nikon, and Sony.
Digital Video Camera
A digital video camera is one of the best tools to document investigations. Most investigators use a consumer video camera that doesn't have infrared capabilities. An infrared enabled camera works great because you can leave it in a dark room with an external infrared light source. Older model Sony video cameras have a nightshot feature and some camera shops can modify consumer video cameras. Popular manufacturers are Sony, Bell & Howell, and Phantomlite.
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