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I am in the market for a simple fun point and shoot camera. Something easy to carry on long routes. Needs to be solidly built.

5 or 6 MP is fine, the photos will mostly end up on my blog, email attachments, and the occasional 8 by 10 print for my wall.

I'm putting up more grade IV and V first ascents here and would like to document the climbs.

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Eman


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I have a Cannon Powershot SD1000. Compact, super tough (metal casing), and it takes nice photos. 7.2 mega pixels. Its been up everything with me, quite a solid little camera, I highly recommend it.


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I researched this about three months ago. The SD1000 and SD1100 are good choices. I went with the SX110 because I wanted larger zoom and the ability to use AA batteries. Been happy with the camera so far.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7
AA batteries so you buy spares in an emergency, good battery life, fairly compact, rugged and I surprise my self and get some extraordinary photos in the right conditions...




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Olympus 1030SW. Hands Down. Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof. Best point and shoot for the outdoors without question. 10.1MP. Couldn't be happier with mine.


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jkd159 wrote:
I researched this about three months ago. The SD1000 and SD1100 are good choices. I went with the SX110 because I wanted larger zoom and the ability to use AA batteries. Been happy with the camera so far.

Yeah the SX110 is real nice... I think 20 optical zoom and 10 mega.. can't go wrong with that. Also its a bit cheaper than a G10 and better looking IMO.


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inthewildz wrote:
Olympus 1030SW. Hands Down. Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof. Best point and shoot for the outdoors without question. 10.1MP. Couldn't be happier with mine.

While your statement is true today in the United States. It won’t be the best camera in two weeks when the Panasonic DMC-TS1 comes out.
This camera is water proof, shock proof, and dust proof, has an internal non-extending 4.6x optical zoom lens, shoots 12.7 megapixel stills, shoots full 720p video(1280x720 @ 30 FPS), and will cost less than $400.

I love a great climbing picture. However, only a video can tell the true story.
http://www.dpreview.com/...2705panasonicft1.asp


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ryanb


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The best camera is the one you will keep close at hand and use no matter the risk to it. A wide angle (28 equilvlent, preferably 25 or 24) is essential for sweeping vistas and close belays.

I have the cannon sd800. It is not particularly waterproof but a couple of weeks ago I left it in a river for 15 minutes (you know to test it...) while eating lunch. I pulled the battery out and let it sit on my heat vent at home for a two weeks (a week to dry out plus a week to remember where i put the battery) and it worked fine again this weekend.

The sd880 looks like the current upgrade (28mm), panasonic and ricoh also make some nice ones with wider lenses.



Note: I keep it set to saturate reds and underexpose a bit.


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The TZ7 also has the same great features of the TS1(sans the water, shock, and dust proofing). However, it also has a super nice 25mm lens and 12x optical zoom.

http://www.dpreview.com/...2706panasonictz7.asp

I plan on making a retractable tether for the TS1 when I get mine later this month. I am thinking about attaching it just below my wrist so that you can easily take a one handed picture with it and then let it snap back into its resting position.


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ryanb wrote:
The best camera is the one you will keep close at hand and use no matter the risk to it. A wide angle (28 equilvlent, preferably 25 or 24) is essential for sweeping vistas and close belays.

I have the cannon sd800. It is not particularly waterproof but a couple of weeks ago I left it in a river for 15 minutes (you know to test it...) while eating lunch. I pulled the battery out and let it sit on my heat vent at home for a two weeks (a week to dry out plus a week to remember where i put the battery) and it worked fine again this weekend.

The sd880 looks like the current upgrade (28mm), panasonic and ricoh also make some nice ones with wider lenses.
[image]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/3244732597_afa9be5775.jpg?v=0[/image]
[image]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/2863430909_bb78326c62.jpg?v=0[/image]

Note: I keep it set to saturate reds and underexpose a bit.
I just picked up an SD880, nice little point and shoot, though I haven't had much of a chance to use it while out climbing. On my Easter trip next weekend it should get lots of use, perhaps I'll chaime in again after that.

You should be able to find the 880 on sale right now, it's already being replaced by the SD960 (correct me if I'm wrong). I figured I didn't need the upgrade, not enough improvments to warrent an extra $100 from me.


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Any of the Canon Digital ELPH (SD) cameras are great. I use it way more than my nice Nikon DSLR


ryanb


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JasonsDrivingForce wrote:
The TZ7 also has the same great features of the TS1(sans the water, shock, and dust proofing). However, it also has a super nice 25mm lens and 12x optical zoom.

http://www.dpreview.com/...2706panasonictz7.asp

I plan on making a retractable tether for the TS1 when I get mine later this month. I am thinking about attaching it just below my wrist so that you can easily take a one handed picture with it and then let it snap back into its resting position.

Cool...If i was rich i would buy the panasonic LX3. Leica glass is without equal and raw + manual controls would be nice.

For your tether... the camera will rest on your wrist? Seems like an inconvenient place to have it for crack climbing etc... I rack my sd by girth hitching its wrist tether to an old dynema sling that also has a LowPro velcro neoprene case attached to it. When i am actually climbing I can keep the camera out of the way and in its case but when I am belaying or at a good stance I can let it hang while i wait for the perfect shot.

This system also lets you hand off the camera to your partner so they can get shots of you.




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Yea I am not very experienced at rock climbing so it will take some testing to come up with a good spot for the camera. I had originally designed it to be below the wrist for sea Kayaking.

Maybe it would be cool to have it tethered to the back of your hand? Then you could use your free hand to grab the camera and take pics. Just a thought. I really need to get the camera and test it on my wall in the backyard.


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