Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
Bikes: 1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
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Although I'm not a tandem rider, I do take along my Minolta DiMage X (new models include the Xi, Xt, and Xg) which is small, compact with a non-protruding optical zoom and lightweight enough to be used single-handed while on the move. Another camera that seems very nice but at twice the price of my DiMage is the new Sony DSC-T1 which also contains the same compact features. The Xg is a 3.2MP camera and the DSC-T1 is a 5.0MP camera. Both use all-metal bodies, have a 3x optical zoom (DiMage: 37mm-111mm@35mm, DSC-T1: 38mm-114mm@35mm) along with 4x digital zoom, have sub-second startup times (the DiMage Xg is a bit faster than the Sony) and are about the size of a deck of cards. The DiMage Xg runs about US$275 and the DSC-T1 is around US$550.