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What camera do you take with you?

Old 12-09-07, 09:13 PM
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What camera do you take with you?

I usually take my Pentax Optio S4i with me since it's nice and small but I have the itch to upgrade to a better camera. I usually 'document' my rides but I'd like to get into taking better pictures which means Santa might bring me a new camera if I ask.

What camera do you carry with you on your rides that works well for both on and off-bike shots?
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I usually take along my Casio Exilim EX-Z55.
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shooting cycling races: Canon 30D w/ canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS lens or canon 100-400 f/5.6 IS lens
in the seat bag while riding: Canon SD-1000 (small and light and good image quality)
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Well for better or worse my favorite review site on digital camera's, http://www.dcresource.com/ doesn't rate the Pentax Optio S4i all that well so that means there are good reasons why you want to upgrade and it should be relitively easy to get a better one right

The problem may be that I can't see any standout successors realy in the area of a quality super compact digital camera. I was kind of looking around myself to maybe replace my Sony DSC-P150 with something with image stabilization + maybe a little more compact but to be honest I cant see anything realy better at the moment. dcresource.com makes a few reccomendations. See,http://www.dcresource.com/buyersguide/ I like my little Sony camera so the Sony DSC-W55 would be worth a look along with the Canon's.

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Originally Posted by botto View Post
In a different era that WAS considered to be a portable camera. I mean its a folding 4x5". Its not like its an 8x10" or anything.

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Botto, just to let you know, there have been a few advances and you don't need to carry such a big camera...

I guess you also ride one of these




Canon SD600...

Small enough for a jersey pocket...

I can reach back, pull it out, turn it on, and take a shot with one hand without looking...

And we also use it as our everyday family camera as well...

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Originally Posted by rockabilly808 View Post
shooting cycling races: Canon 30D w/ canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS lens or canon 100-400 f/5.6 IS lens
in the seat bag while riding: Canon SD-1000 (small and light and good image quality)
I'm looking at getting an SD1000 for carrying on rides (in the pocket of my jersey). Is it something you'd recommend?

I currently have a Powershot G6 and would hope that I'll be able to use my existing Canon software with the SD1000.
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Originally Posted by Hammertoe View Post
B

Canon SD600...

Small enough for a jersey pocket...
+1 .......This is the same camera I carry. Unfortunately this time of the year when I a wearing full finger gloves the camera stays home. It is just to much of a hassle to pull my gloves off every time I want to take a picture
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Unfortunately I only have my two large SLR cameras (Nikon D200, Olympus E20); my Canon point 'n-shoot died after my stepson fell on it and crushed the lens into the body. Now I'm in the market for another point 'n-shoot.
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The crap one on my phone.

What's the point of buying all sorts of light weight bike bits if you've got heaps of stuff in your pockets?

I've got a Canon Ixus 55 that I've taken out once or twice if I knew there was something particularly notable out on a solo ride. There is something amusing about walking into a Saxon church in cycling kit though. I also once duct-taped a mini tripod to the handlebars of my town bike to video my commute (which is very scenic). It actually worked quite well.
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Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey View Post
I'm looking at getting an SD1000 for carrying on rides (in the pocket of my jersey). Is it something you'd recommend?

I currently have a Powershot G6 and would hope that I'll be able to use my existing Canon software with the SD1000.
fwiw i have a sd550 and a g7, and the software i have works just fine.

granted, i use iphoto to download, and PS to do the rest.
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Originally Posted by rockabilly808 View Post
in the seat bag while riding: Canon SD-1000 (small and light and good image quality)

Amazing. I LOVE MINE! I first bought it for the purpose of bringing in my jersey pocket, it is small enough to bring everywhere...

Great image quality too. 7.1 mp is plenty for anything you want to print in a reasonable size.
The macro setting takes beautiful picture of small parts on your bike
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