No one has asked me yet but I'm going to share with you what I use to take video and stills of trains. I use only two pieces of electronics's. My Kodak Easyshare C875 with a 5X optical zoom at 8.0 mega pixels. My scanner is a Uniden BC72XLT and has NASCAR written on it. In my opinion it's not the best scanner around however it serves it's purpose for me very well though there are times I pick up an annoying sound every now and then other than that it's pretty good as in it serves me well. However when summer comes I'll be looking into getting a new camera and scanner that will out do what I have now at any length. Why do I have small stuff now? Well baby's have to learn how to crawl before they walk right?