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 Post subject: What camera??
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:12 am 
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dudes,
Planning a big trip down south to Bariloche this summer and wanted a digital camera to document it. What cameras are you guys using and what do you suggest i get. Not looking to do any professional photography, just want good quality pictures and a camera that wont break.

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 Post subject: Re: What camera??
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:33 am 
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Canon S100. The closest to DSLR quality processing and sensor size you can get in a point-and-shoot size. Check some of my recent TRs/blog for photo examples. Shoots 1080p HD video too. I have absolutely no complaints with it other than the battery gets used up quickly as a consequence of its killer technology, small size, and slim profile. But I just carry a backup.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:01 pm 
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I've been shooting a lot of my backcountry stills with my Gopro Hero 2 recently. It's actually a great camera for on-board action shooting (in decent light), does ok with scenics, and is very easy to work with. The downsides are a slight magenta hue in snow scenes (that I sometimes correct, sometimes not), no view finder (you need experience to predict what you are going to get), and no ability to zoom. Those caveats aside, I really like the results.

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Otherwise my fav is my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3. A small camera with a big zoom, and brilliant quality pics. I've abused the crap out of it (tons of days snowboarding, XC skiing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, etc) and it refuses to die. Love that thing.

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 Post subject: Re: What camera??
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:14 pm 
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The s100 is a good bet. I have the Nikon P7000 and really like it when I'm not carrying the 40D. I would also check out the Nikon coolpix P510

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 Post subject: Re: What camera??
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:31 pm 
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philip.ak wrote:
Otherwise my fav is my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3. A small camera with a big zoom, and brilliant quality pics. I've abused the crap out of it (tons of days snowboarding, XC skiing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, etc) and it refuses to die. Love that thing.


That's what my girlfriend shoots with and we both love it. The Leica lens is a nice feature.
BTW, your GoPro stills are really nice!

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 Post subject: Re: What camera??
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I have been frustrated with cameras with no viewfinder in terms of getting riding shots, but I am not willing to carry a DSLR and a couple of lenses. My shopping has resulted in wanting to purchase a Nikon P7100, but I have not yet made the purchase, gonna try and sell some film cameras to fund it.
The P7100 has a nice lens, and very good zoom capability for a relatively compact camera. It also shoots 720p video, and one can use the zoom when shooting video (which Canon's G12 does not allow). The P7100 also has a good burst mode for riding shots, squeezing off a few frames every riding shot gives one a much better chance of getting a decent shot.

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I use my crappy phone. Wife wont let me bring any of "our" cameras :cry: The Lumix is badass though, or so I have been told.


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The thing that impresses me most about the gopro stills is how well it controls lens flare. With such a wide angle it is hard to keep direct sunlight out of the frame. Luckily it is never an issue.

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I was gonna say the Canon G12, but I didn't know about the lack of video zoom.

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 Post subject: Re: What camera??
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:26 pm 
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I've got the Canon G10 which I don't really use enough to justify having. In fact stopped bring it on tours altogether when I got an iPhone. It needs a photographer (the G10) which I am not. I'm a point'n'shoot kinda guy I guess, though I do appreciate have a view finder on a camera.


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 Post subject: Re: What camera??
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:54 am 
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I had the G9 for a couple years till I broke it, now I have the G12. Really great point and shoot cameras in a small package. Get yerself an Osprey Digistow for your chest strap and its always just a sec away. :)

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 Post subject: Re: What camera??
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:23 am 
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What is your budget?

Bite the bullet and get a Canon T2i or T3i stock 18-55mm lens

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/6 ... l_T2i.html

Look around, you should be able to knock about 200 dollars off the above price

Is a very light , fast shooting digital camera and an excellent video camera also.


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 Post subject: Re: What camera??
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:26 pm 
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It finally got released in North America last month.
Cheap($350), compact, GPS enabled, 18x Optical zoom amongst other options.
I've read a lot of good things about it.

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/coolpix/style/s9300/

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