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    Carrying a camera on rides : do you do it ? whish to do it ? or else ?

    There's always something beautiful or awkward to be seen on long rides. Just saw a video where a local cyclist ran against 2 large female moose on a country road cyclepath. Anyone here carry a digital camera on rides in their back jersey pocket ? I'm thinking of bringing along my Canon G11 for quality pics next ride. I think phone camera just won't cut it.

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    Canon Powershot A720 accompanies me every now and then, especially if I'll be riding out in the country.

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    A good point and shoot camera in open top bag, used like a holster, velcroed to the stem is very handy (use the lanyard!). The easier it is to use the better the shots. I take most of my shots while rolling. Every time I don't use the camera I see deer. Never with the camera.
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    I'd be concerned about moisture in a jersey pocket and putting the camera in a ziplock would make it inconvenient to take quick pictures. On bike rides I keep a little camera pouch attached to my handlebars where the camera is easy to reach but still protected a little from bumps and moisture.

    I've been recording my routes and pictures on bike rides, hikes, etc. for some time here:
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    I find my G-10 is a little large, I take along my S-95 but I wish it had a longer lens.

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    I have a $5 check out lane digital I carry, but I won't post any of the shots.
    I thought they were fine, but every one here is a photo god and, well, no
    more pictures from me.

    I have a high end DSLR, but I won't take it on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prathmann View Post
    I'd be concerned about moisture in a jersey pocket and putting the camera in a ziplock would make it inconvenient to take quick pictures.
    I keep the Powershot in a ziplock in a jersey pocket, and you are right, it does make it a little inconvenient for a quick shot. I sweat a lot on the bike, and I don't want an extra bag attached to the bike, therefore the ziplock works OK for me. I keep everything in ziplocks, ID, money, cell phone, and camera, when I carry it. That also affords some protection from an unexpected rain.

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    $50 kodiak digital in my pocket, and I would be glad to have any photo god accompany to take quality photos of my adventures. Until then I will just use auto focus

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    I just carry my cellphone(android 3.2 MP) and snap
    away if I see something interesting, some phones
    go up to 8MP now.


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    If I had a camera I would. I just use my cell phone's camera at the moment.

    As for moisture, I haven't had a problem, sometimes the surface of the phone is slightly damp, but nothing that could penetrate it. I should definitely remember to ziplock things in the rain though...
    This is super seriously.

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    When touring I normally keep a small digital in a small bag that fits on top of the top tube, so I have easy access. Sometime I carry a SLR or Mamiya 1000s in a trunk bag, but not for touring.

    For moisture, my digital point and shoot is waterproof to 35 feet.
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    Cannon 1300 IS in a Topeak cell phone carrier attached to the stem.

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    Have a decent Sony Point and shoot and it is with me on most rides. Carry it in the back pocket and it is easy enough to reach in and take a pic. I have tried modifying a Lamp fiitting to mount on the bars but any videos are rather shaky and all you can take on pics is where the camera is pointing.
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    My phone camera is better than nothing and my canon A620 is a bit big and maybe too delicate for everyday carry.
    I think a tough, water-resistant style compact camera is best for bicycle carry. The quality is generally good enough and you dont need to worry about them.

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    When I carry my G10 it is usually in a handlebar bag. It is quick enough to access it if I want to take a shot.

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