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Offline Macbeth

Re: camera choice
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 06:05:02 am »
 No Shakespeare, it's my surname..... Google me and you may find this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II9dYmgW1Xs :)

 Retired from trials now though, just doing huge off road touring miles :)

« Last Edit: January 03, 2011, 06:09:31 am by Macbeth »

Offline lonerider

Re: camera choice
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 07:10:34 am »
Nice riding, most of us will never know the skill level you have!

Offline mucknort

Re: camera choice
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2011, 11:17:37 am »
On our Boston to Seattle trip this summer/fall, I enjoyed using the Sony H55.
-small
-long optical zoom
-wide angle (25mm slr equiv)
-awesome panarama mode that allows for super wide angle shots (180 degrees)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_8?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sony+h55&sprefix=sony+h55

My son used a Canon sx100, that is slightly larger, but he liked the controls:
similar, but newer version:
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-SX130IS-Stabilized-3-0-Inch/dp/B003ZSHNG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294330488&sr=8-1

Offline dombrosk

Re: camera choice
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2011, 12:50:10 pm »
I thought I needed an ultra-zoom until I got spoiled by a little weatherproof Canon Powershot D10...

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_d10

It lives in my handlebar bag in a micro stuff sack, when walking around fits in a pocket, no worries about water or cold (on a recent Death Valley winter trip when other digital cameras were balking at the cold my camera was shooting away.

For bike touring I'd always wanted a camera that ran on AA batteries to be  independent of a charger, but I've found that the tiny lithium rechargeable in this works amazingly well, I carry an extra battery and when I'm in a hotel/motel charge both batteries up.

This is a camera that's so easy to pull out and snap that I use it on tour.