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Sirus


Dec 2, 2010, 11:34 PM

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Re: [spikeddem] A climber's camera: Choosing a Camera
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Personally I LOVED my Canon Powershot S2IS camera. True, it was bigger than your typical hand-held, but it's a great camera for learning how to use the features if you're interested in progressing to higher-end photography eventually. I took it on all climbing trips, and it never caused any problem. I sometimes took it on top of a route and such, and as long as you have it secured, it's fine. It has a rotatable viewfinder which can come in very handy. It's 5 megapixel, but its lens is far better than many.

The lens is not interchangeable, but there are lenses you can buy to add-on to it. I've never actually used the ones I've bought, though, since the original lens is plenty sufficient. It has great rapid-fire shooting to catch that perfect moment in a dyno, and has 0 cm Macro capabilities, so you can get some awesome foregrounds.

Camera:http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canons2is/

Mine was recently taken unfortunately, but they're selling USED for a very good price (as low as $150), and new for maybe $500 I think. It also has some okay video capabilities, but definitely not HD video haha. It served me a good 5 years.

Here's a link to show some photos I've taken with it. There are a few climbing photos, but I haven't updated my gallery in a while, so I'd recommend looking at the horse jumping photos for a view of the high-speed capabilities, but you'll be able to get a bit of an idea of it's different abilities:
http://takuto-koga-kyo.deviantart.com/gallery/

**MP ISN'T EVERYTHING** I've been borrowing a 10MP to take the place of my 5MP and the MP have made no improvement. The camera's a smaller one, so don't be sucked into buying a lower-quality lens with more MP. Of course, when you have a great lens, the MP start to count, but until then, I'd go with lens before MP.


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