What camera do you take with you when riding
Used to be a pentax wpi (waterproof & shockproof) for short pocket when biking. Got bought a replacement olympus mju by the missus for the birthday. Think the pentax took better pictures tbh but it's up for sale if your interested – missus would be offended if I got rid of the pressie!Posted 7 years agoB.A.NanaMember
I have a big clumsy Lumix 18x zoom bridge camera, takes good photos, but I would recommend anyone should buy a little point and press to stick in their pocket. I often wonder how sfb manages to take so many photos, or rather, bothers to take so many photos. I oftern can't be arsed digging out the big camera.Posted 7 years ago
I carry my cannon G9, which is a great camera, great pics and video, and is fine when using a camelback, but i am also a roadie and need something a bit slimmer for my back pocket on my Jersey.
Basically looking for the best picture and video quality in the smallest body.
What do you all use.
Posted 7 years agoCountZeroMember
I think SfB is of the opinion that if you're serious about taking photos when you're out riding you should use a serious camera. Me, I think it's the most convenient camera, and the one that seems to get the nod from a lot of people is the Lumix LX3. I use a Lumix TZ3, which I stick in a Timbuktoo mobile pouch attached to my camelback strap with an Animal lanyard round my neck for security. Great little camera, and the zoom range is fantastic. If I had to replace it it would be with the latest TZ, no question. I also use my iPhone for quick snaps, which will improve when I get a 4G.Posted 7 years ago
he said "what do you all use.". I think the missing ? was a mistake, but the question was clear
I can't argue with the spectacular pedantry there but I can't help feeling that the preceding two paragraphs just might have been included to contextualise that question. Otherwise "a Reach Interdental with a green handle" would be an entirely valid answer, cos I use one of those. It's a more helpful answer than Simon's, too, because you can at least fit a toothbrush in a jersey pocket.Posted 7 years ago
I think SfB is of the opinion that if you're serious about taking photos when you're out riding you should use a serious camera.
I'm not sure seriousness comes into it. This is the camera I carry round with me all the time. I tried smaller ones but unfortunately they didn't cut the mustard – the disadvantage of using a really good camera is that it can be hard to downgrade or accept less. Yes it's a heavy lump, but after several years I'm used to it, and I only really notice the lack of weight if I don't have it 🙂 I reckon I'll get a GF1 when I can buy one for around £300, but I wouldn't use it for biking.Posted 7 years agouser-removedMember
I wish I had a Canon G anything for riding with. As it is, I usually take a D300, SB-800 (flash) and usually a tiny light stand… If I'm really travelling light I'll sometimes take my wee Pentax Optio which does great video but has limited manual / TV / AV functions.Posted 7 years ago
I can't argue with the spectacular pedantry there but I can't help feeling that the preceding two paragraphs just might have been included to contextualise that question.
But it wouldn't have been half as fun if I hadn't followed the pedants route, and since I don't see the point of lower qual images and smaller cameras (if it's worth shooting, its worth doing well) my answer would have been something around the G9 solution, which he already poopoo'd!Posted 7 years agorOcKeTdOgSubscriber
canon ixus 120is
all these taken with it
you have to be careful if you keep it in your pocket though as it doesn't like lots of dust (it's great to say that isn't it??)Posted 7 years agoIAMember
"I reckon I'll get a GF1 when I can buy one for around £300"
Just got myself a G1 for £330, which isn't much bigger in real terms than a GF1, and a lot nicer to use (IMO).
Currently fashioning a bag for it to take it riding. Basically it's gonna involve a drybag, some carabiners, some cut up karrimat for padding, and clip on the front of my rucsac straps.Posted 7 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
I love my G9, take it everywhere with me and don't notice the bulk. If I was getting something thinner though I'd get something like the Panasonic Lumix TZ7 (I think that's the model). My mate has one and the quality of the pictures is really nice, especially if the light is a bit lower.Posted 7 years ago
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