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Anyone using the Nikon Coolpix S3700 or any Digital Camera for Bike Touring Trips???

Old 06-01-16, 08:49 AM
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Anyone using the Nikon Coolpix S3700 or any Digital Camera for Bike Touring Trips???

Are they easy to upload Pics from Camera or SDHC Memory Card to Laptop/Chromebook???
and I am on hold with a Acer Tablet! and I just ordered the Nikon Coolpic S3700
20.1 megapixel digital camera to upload by SDHC memory card to my Facebook page
Biketouringhobo from my Chromebook to blog on https://www.facebook.com/Biketouringhobo/ and my Sleeping in My Tent USA blog
https://www.facebook.com/Lynxpass2/

Nikon Coolpix S3700 20.1 megapixel camera


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P.S. All I need now is SDHC Memory Card from Bestbuy, Walmart
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Old 06-01-16, 08:50 AM
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Why does it Matter?


Buy Canon instead.

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Old 06-01-16, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Why does it Matter?


Buy Canon instead.
Honestly, at the P&S level it really doesn't matter what he gets.


IMHO he should look at getting used for a camera and/or tablet. Latest and greatest probably isn't really worth it for him.

Also, FFS, its not that hard to google this stuff hobo.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Why does it Matter?


Buy Canon instead.

I had only $130.00 for a Digtal Camera!
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Old 06-01-16, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by manapua_man View Post
Honestly, at the P&S level it really doesn't matter what he gets.


IMHO he should look at getting used for a camera and/or tablet. Latest and greatest probably isn't really worth it for him.

Also, FFS, its not that hard to google this stuff hobo.
I have googled how to upload from a SanDisk 32gb SDHC Memery Card to a Chromebook today and I ask ???? at Walmart and Bestbuy... and I have Learning disability called ADHD and I can't Read that good! and but I get by with my learning disability and I use Google to Spell words when needed...
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Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo View Post
I have googled how to upload from a SanDisk 32gb SDHC Memery Card to a Chromebook today and I ask ???? at Walmart and Bestbuy... and I have Learning disability called ADHD and I can't Read that good! and but I get by with my learning disability and I use Google to Spell words when needed...
ADHD or not, you've got a sweet ride in that Long Haul Trucker. Wish I had one.
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ADHD or not, you've got a sweet ride in that Long Haul Trucker. Wish I had one.

Thank you @andyprough and It was hard work on Redoing my Surly LHT from Stock bike parts
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Tim,

A nice little camera for touring is the Fuji XP 90. It is waterproof and shock resistant. Nice features for a touring camera. Cost is about $200

FinePix XP90 | Fujifilm Global
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I use a Ricoh WG-4 non-gps for my trips.
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Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo View Post
I have googled how to upload from a SanDisk 32gb SDHC Memery Card to a Chromebook .....
ok, you already bought the nikon and the memory card, and just
want to know how to get the pictures from the camera into your
laptop.

you won't normally be uploading from the memory card. i mean you don't pull
the card out of the camera each time. too easy to damage it. you upload
through the camera.

the camera SHOULD come with a data connector cable and software.

i have a canon powershot....should be similar.....when i want to download,
i just connect to the camera to the laptop, then hit the camera power
button. then the download software starts automatically.
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Originally Posted by manapua_man View Post
Honestly, at the P&S level it really doesn't matter what he gets.
I'll disagree 100% with this.

I had a Canon A570IS I bought back in 2007. The thing was wonderful, took pictures well enough to print 18x24" prints.

Fast forward to a week ago, I couldn't find it before my tour. Stopped at Walmart and bought a Sony DSC-W530, because of everyone telling me a point and shoot is all the same and to be honest me kinda thinking that anything 8 years newer than what I had should really benefit from better technology. Utterly disappointed in the thing, the pictures came out looking like crap compared to my almost 10 year old Canon.
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Originally Posted by saddlesores View Post
ok, you already bought the nikon and the memory card, and just
want to know how to get the pictures from the camera into your
laptop.

you won't normally be uploading from the memory card. i mean you don't pull
the card out of the camera each time. too easy to damage it. you upload
through the camera.

the camera SHOULD come with a data connector cable and software.

i have a canon powershot....should be similar.....when i want to download,
i just connect to the camera to the laptop, then hit the camera power
button. then the download software starts automatically.
I have a Canon power Shot SX120 IS and i love the image Stabilization because I can take clear images/sharp focous whilst I'm riding one hand on the handlebar and the other holding/operating the camera. it fits easily into a jersey pocket and has the ability to be used Aperture priority or Shutter Priority. It also has a self-timer that cane be set for one of three (iirc) times before the image is taken and also can be set to take (iirc) up to 3 images when it takes an image = Burst.

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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
I'll disagree 100% with this.

I had a Canon A570IS I bought back in 2007. The thing was wonderful, took pictures well enough to print 18x24" prints.

Fast forward to a week ago, I couldn't find it before my tour. Stopped at Walmart and bought a Sony DSC-W530, because of everyone telling me a point and shoot is all the same and to be honest me kinda thinking that anything 8 years newer than what I had should really benefit from better technology. Utterly disappointed in the thing, the pictures came out looking like crap compared to my almost 10 year old Canon.
They're pretty much all garbage to me, but that's because cameras are much more of a priority on my end. I'd rather haul a full sized camera and a couple lenses or nothing at all.
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Where do you find that for < $130?

I use a Olympus TG-4 for my cycling/underwater photos at the moment but that costs more than the OP's budget at $349CAD. The benefit is it is drop proof, water proof (which works well in the rain) and shoots in RAW.

I bought my daughter a Sony Cybershot a couple of years ago for $79CAD that produced nice pictures for what it was (14MP) and I really liked the Panorama feature for wide landscape shots.

For uploading I use a cable from the camera to a USB port. No need to remove the card.
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Originally Posted by manapua_man View Post
They're pretty much all garbage to me, but that's because cameras are much more of a priority on my end. I'd rather haul a full sized camera and a couple lenses or nothing at all.
Oh ok, yeah from that angle I understand your comment. Both of mine pale in comparison the SLR. That said, there are very wide differences in quality of point and shoots. I have full manual control and can shoot in raw in my old Canon, this new Sony processes the hell out of everything in mostly auto modes to the point that what should be smooth edges look jagged and pixelated, and it is pointless to try to do any color or level correction afterwards.
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Vivitar has been on top of the cheap camera game from film into the digital stuff.

advantage: cheap
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Originally Posted by saddlesores View Post
ok, you already bought the nikon and the memory card, and just
want to know how to get the pictures from the camera into your
laptop.

you won't normally be uploading from the memory card. i mean you don't pull
the card out of the camera each time. too easy to damage it. you upload
through the camera.

the camera SHOULD come with a data connector cable and software.

i have a canon powershot....should be similar.....when i want to download,
i just connect to the camera to the laptop, then hit the camera power
button. then the download software starts automatically.
On my Bike Touring Trip and Stealth Bike Camping Trips I am taken the
Acer Chromebook 11.6in 3.3lbs and LG K7 Smartphone
and on 6-1-2016 I Learned how to upload from my SanDisk 32gb SDHC Memory Card
to the Chromebook and SanDisk Micro SDHC Memory card to my LG Smartphone to
upload on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Biketouringhobo/

PS I don't I can use the USB Cable to upload on Chromebook
and 11:30am EST I test the USB Cable to upload a Pics on Facebook
from my Chromebook from the Nikon Coolpix S3700 Camera it works

Tim

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Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo View Post
PS I don't I can use the USB Cable to upload on Chromebook

Tim
Have you considered running linux on that chromebook? It's a much more capable OS and I've gotten ubuntu and a few other versions to run on older chrombooks/boxes.
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Where do you find that for < $130?

I use a Olympus TG-4 for my cycling/underwater photos at the moment but that costs more than the OP's budget at $349CAD. The benefit is it is drop proof, water proof (which works well in the rain) and shoots in RAW.

I bought my daughter a Sony Cybershot a couple of years ago for $79CAD that produced nice pictures for what it was (14MP) and I really liked the Panorama feature for wide landscape shots.

For uploading I use a cable from the camera to a USB port. No need to remove the card.
Best Buy online $119.99+Tax $9.60=$129.59 the Nikon Coolpix S3700 Camera
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..... and I have Learning disability called ADHD and I can't Read that good! and but I get by with my learning disability and I use Google to Spell words when needed...
Don't sell yourself short ADHD requires that you learn differently is all. The smartest person I ever met has ADHD, is a tad dyslexic and holds two post doc degrees. Her spelling is also atrocious but her capacity to learn is frightening.
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Don't sell yourself short ADHD requires that you learn differently is all. The smartest person I ever met has ADHD, is a tad dyslexic and holds two post doc degrees. Her spelling is also atrocious but her capacity to learn is frightening.
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