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Old 05-05-2009, 03:28 AM   #1
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What's the best travel digicam? ...

Hi All,

What's your favorite digital camera when traveling? What features do you look for? Let's hear your recommendations!


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Old 01-01-2010, 06:50 AM   #2
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II (body only)

A great follow-up to the 5D and top-flight full-frame camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II delivers the fluid shooting experience and fine photos you expect from a professional model.
Price:$2,669.99 - $2,899.00 (check prices)
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:45 AM   #3
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his review is intended to help you choose the best compact digital camera for your goals. In coming up with these recommendations for my friends, I looked carefully at Canon digital cameras (often the highest technology), Kodak digital cameras (great balance and simple user interfaces), Sony digital cameras (an alternative to Canon), and Olympus cameras, which can be good values and have some unique features such as weatherproofing. Digital cameras fall into the following categories:
  • ultra compact: good for slipping into a pocket or purse, but the controls and viewfinder are very cramped
  • compact: what most people buy, reasonably pocketable, reasonably easy to control
  • creative compact: more features and options than "compact", $200 more expensive; good for techno-junkies
  • SLR-like: chunky, easy to control with fingers, larger sensors and better image qualty in low light
  • SLR: large and cumbersome, best image quality, best low-light capability, best tool when you are going out specifically to take photos
[Each of these categories gets a separate section below. If you don't want to wade through this article, my current best recommendations for most people are (about $265; chunky but great for photos indoors without flash) and (about $280; waterproof and very compact)]
Decide if you're buying a camera to carry with you all the time, and therefore it must be compact, or if you're buying a camera that you will take out when you are specifically engaged in a photographic project. If you only use a camera during your child's soccer game, for example, the responsiveness and controllability are much more important than the camera's size. For travel, on the other hand, you probably don't want something so heavy that you are tempted to leave it back in the hotel.
In shopping for a good digital camera, the one specification that you can safely ignore is the number of pixels, which has almost nothing to do with image quality. A 3 MP camera will produce acceptable prints up to 8x10" in size. The interesting question is not the number of pixels, but their quality. Is the photo in focus? Is the high contrast and punch of a scene captured? Are the edges of objects rendered sharply? Physically larger and more expensive cameras generally do a better job at satisfying these harder-to-quantify objectives than small and cheap cameras.
Ultra Compact

Whatever the advertisements might say about megapixels, these cameras have traditionally suffered from mediocre image quality, especially in low light. The sensor in an ultra compact camera is very small and therefore it picks up a lot of noise along with the image. Your images will look "snowy" if taken at twilight or indoors without flash.
Canon and Casio have been the traditional leaders in this category. Casio digital cameras have the style and Canon digital cameras have the image quality. These cameras are about the size of a mobile phone and can be slipped into any pocket. They qualify as "best digital cameras" only if you are willing to extend the phrase with "best digital cameras that fit into a shirt pocket".
  • reasonably late and reasonably great
  • Olympus 720SW (big 2.5" screen; 38-114/3.5-5.0 (equiv.) lens). Water- and shock-proof, perfect for keeping in the front pocket of your jeans or using in the pool (down to 10' under). Simple user interface: to review pictures, press the playback button on the rear of the camera; to take pictures again, press the shutter release. Lacks an optical viewfinder. If you already have a digital SLR for low-light photography, this rugged camera is a good complement.
  • Casio Exilim Card EX-S600; the thinnest camera available. Worst feature: to review photos, you press the "playback" button on the rear; if you don't remember to press the adjacent "camera" button, the shutter release is disabled and you can't take photos.
  • Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH (big 2.5" screen; optical viewfinder; image-stabilized 35-140mm (equiv.) F2.8 - 4.9 lens; first picture 1.8 seconds; next picture 1.4 seconds); the manufacturer's underwater case is a fun accessory for SCUBA divers and snorkelers. This is substantially larger than the Casio, but much higher image quality, especially indoors and in low light. What I don't like about this camera is the tiny control wheel on the right and side, whose symbols would not be readable by anyone over 40 without the aid of reading glasses. If this control wheel is set to "playback", the camera is stuck in that mode and won't take a photo no matter how many times you press the shutter release.
There are newer versions of all of these cameras, but in some cases they actually perform worse than the cameras listed and in all cases are more expensive.
Lens Note: Lens focal lengths in this article are specified in terms of the equivalent perspective on an old 35mm film camera. A normal perspective is 50mm. The world of wide angle begins at 35mm and becomes noticeably wide at 28mm, dramatic at 24mm. A moderate telephoto or "zoom" perspective is achieved at 100mm. Sports photography from the sidelines begins at 200mm. The f-number after the focal length indicates the light-gathering power of the lens and is important for indoor or low-light use. The lower the f-number, the better. An f2.0 lens requires only half as much light as an f2.8 lens. When there are two f-numbers, they refer to the light gathering capability at the extremes of the zoom range. The lens may go from a "fast" f2.8 at the wide end to a "slow" f4.9 at the long end, where nearly four times as much light will be required.
Timing Note: "first picture" is defined as the time between turning your "best digital camera" on and capturing the first image. "next picture" is defined as the time between pressing the button on top of your already-woken-up "best digital camera" and capturing an additional image. A digital SLR such as the will turn on almost instantly. Compact digital cameras were often painfully slow until mid-2004 when faster processors became standard. A camera will be referred to as "responsive" if it has been tested and found to turn on and capture within 2.0 seconds, with subsequent pictures being captured in less than 0.6 seconds.


You should look at a real digital SLR if you need any or all of the following features:
  • reliability; SLR bodies almost never fail; by comparison, point and shoot cameras are built for light weight and low cost
  • big bright accurate optical viewfinder
  • good quality images in low natural light, e.g., indoors without blasting everything with flash
  • ability to attach specialty lenses, e.g., very wide angle lenses for interiors, scenery, and architecture, or long telephoto lenses for sports photography
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:26 AM   #4
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Canon digi cam is nice.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:41 AM   #5
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I think you should choose a digital camera which belongs to Sony
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:18 AM   #6
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What is the best travel digicam ?

There are over 30 different brands of digital cameras and each of these has a number of models. New models are released all the time so it can be a bit daunting to pick a new camera. Whether you are interested in the best digital camera for wildlife or the top selling digital cameras your choice has never been greater. But my favorite digital cam is Sony.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:07 AM   #7
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my best cam is Sonny
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:15 AM   #8
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