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What camera do you ride with?

Old 06-02-07, 04:54 AM
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What camera do you ride with?

If you ride with a camera, what camera is it? I'm looking for something to carry with me that isn't bulky like what I have.

Doesn't have to be the latest/greatest. Just something easy to carry that takes decent pics and is relatively inexpensive. Hoping to find one on ebay.

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Old 06-02-07, 04:59 AM
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New phone with a camera, I noticed some of the newer ones have good resolution, optics aren't great but can be a decent compromise.
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Sony DSC-s700

- cheap (<US$170)
- lightweight
- 7MP+
- small (fits in my top-tube/stem-mounted Nashbar goodie stasher)
- uses AAs
- shares media w/my PSP (which also has a camera!) and my Wega HDTV
- works great w/any OS

(my other point-and-shoot is a Canon a570is - also a *very* good deal right now at <US$215)

p.s. if the camera you get does not have an optical viewfinder, i'd also invest in a Delkin eFilm pop-up hood for the LCD - they're US$9 at Circuit City right now!
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Old 06-02-07, 05:56 AM
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I currently don't ride with a camera, but am looking into getting something small and easy to carry. I'm looking at Olympus models that are water proof/resistant so that I don't have to worry about bagging it if there is threatening weather.
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Originally Posted by RacerMike
I currently don't ride with a camera, but am looking into getting something small and easy to carry. I'm looking at Olympus models that are water proof/resistant so that I don't have to worry about bagging it if there is threatening weather.
- yep, i lusted after the 720WP, but it doesn't use AAs (a strict criteria for me - also applied to mp3 players - i *hate* dealing with chargers, cables, dead LiIons, etc.)... otherwise a very good camera...

- i just carry a ziplock sandwich bag for my digicam in case of rain...
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I just picked up an Olympus 770SW. It is water/crush/shock/freeze proof, 7.1 MP, 3X optical zoom. The pictures it takes are great, and it is nice and small, to fit easily in a saddle pack or Camelbak.
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Originally Posted by rollin
New phone with a camera, I noticed some of the newer ones have good resolution, optics aren't great but can be a decent compromise.
Yup. Nokia N95 FTW

I found it a hassle to stuff cameras into my seat bag. Now my phone has a good camera. Old one was good (2mp) but my new one is on par with the compact camera I used to have to take. Also has sat nav, good video capture, music player etc...
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After lots of research I'm going to get a Fujifilm Finepix F31fd. It's 6.3megapixels, which is enough fopr reasonable prints without being so big as to fill a 2 gig card too fast.
It's really good at higher ISOs and has some sort of image stabilization. I HATE on camera flash, so this looks like the best bet for low-light photography.
I looked hard at the Nikon P5000, but it's high ISO performance wan't as good, it's larger and costs more. It's 10+ megapixels, which might be nice, but I'm going to pass on it.
I wish I the Fuji had a wider lens, but it seems that none of these small P&S cameras do.
If only my Nikon D200 was magically small.
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Originally Posted by cccorlew
After lots of research I'm going to get a Fujifilm Finepix F31fd. It's 6.3megapixels, which is enough fopr reasonable prints without being so big as to fill a 2 gig card too fast.
It's really good at higher ISOs and has some sort of image stabilization. I HATE on camera flash, so this looks like the best bet for low-light photography.
Same as above. Great high ISO. Btw, the "image stabilization" means that the camera selects higher ISO to allow using faster time. That's it. Still an excellent camera. For a good review see here, too: Fujifilm Finepix F31fd Review, April 2007
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this one.

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Nikon Coolpix 4300...a few years old but still working great. I do think I will break out the ole 35mm SLRs for the race in Philly next weekend. I can't afford the digital SLR I want yet.
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Just bought a Canon SD750 specifically to carry on bike rides and I love it. Incredible little camera.
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Canon is making some nice 10 megapixel cameras. I use a Pansonic Lumix, although not the most compact, great image quality, continuous frames and no shutter delay, fully manual exposure option, and shoots RAW format. Some of the Canon point-and shoot cameras write files as big as my Canons I use as news photographer (Canon 1D Mark II).
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Canon ELPH SD400

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Canon G7, it's big for a point&shoot but I have big gorilla mits so it works with my hands...
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SD800IS Love it
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SD800IS Love it
Another thumbs up for the Canon SD line. I also have the 800IS, although there are less expensive ones that might fit your requirements.
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Fuji Finepix F31 fd

Batteries last a very long time. @580 pics


Much easier to carry than my old Olympus C-2100 UZ.
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I carry a Cannon Powershot SD600. It is very small and takes amazing picture for a point and shoot. Also has a lot of functions. It's surpassed by the new SD630 so the 600's can be found fairly cheap. If you get it, you won't regret it.
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Originally Posted by rich007
Same as above. Great high ISO. Btw, the "image stabilization" means that the camera selects higher ISO to allow using faster time. That's it. Still an excellent camera. For a good review see here, too: Fujifilm Finepix F31fd Review, April 2007

Ahhhh. I wondered about their claim to stabilization when I didn't see it mentioned in the DPreview review. I was thinking the Nikon P5000 because it has it, and it seems to work really well in their SLR lenses. But the Fuji is smaller, and I'm pretty stable (read i brace when I can) so it may be a better choice.
I have a Nikon Coolpix L4 that I don't love. I can't shoot indoors with it at all. Even if I'm stable, I get subject motion when the subject is hardly moving. And the flash is not "smart" at all. I have to dial back the exposure a ton so it doesn't blow out everything.
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A 20 shot disposable digital camera where I can look at the shot before saving it. $20 and take it back to the drugstore to have a CD of the pics made. Being mostly plastic, it went through Customs both ways to/from Costa Rica with no questions.
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Originally Posted by botto
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Do you shoot from the bike as you ride?
I'd love to see you hauling along with a darkcloth over your head as you carefully focus. I believe that's what Weston used to do.
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