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post #31 of 58
Check out the Sanyo Xacti.

Takes good videos (Mpeg-4, H.264 or whatever it is)... not designed for taking photos, but does a good job.

Small, light, compact. Fits in pocket, but you don't wanna fall on it, if you don't break it, you'll have a bruised rib, lol.

Check out the E1, it's waterproof, too.
post #32 of 58
For quality of photos the DSLR is obviously better, but I wanted something that would fit in my pocket easily.

I just bought a Nikon S50 because it has internal lenses (less likely to break), a snow scene mode and most of all lens based image stabilization which is critical to eliminate camera shake when zooming. Something with more than 3x zoom would be great and there is a Nikon that is pretty thin with 10x zoom. For your purpose I would consider that unit.
post #33 of 58
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for a minimum of 2 megapixels at 5 fps. This will rule out most (maybe all) point and shoot type cameras. I'm shooting races so the size isn't much of an issue.
post #34 of 58
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Originally Posted by DJDaveX View Post
Check out the Sanyo Xacti.

Takes good videos (Mpeg-4, H.264 or whatever it is)... not designed for taking photos, but does a good job.

I had one and returned it after a week. I was actually able to take better video from my Sony still camera. I would not recommend this camera.
post #35 of 58
Someone recommended the Canon S3 - I have the S1, and its a great camera that takes good movies, but I consider it a little too big for everyday skiing. By the way, they are up to the S5 now.

My "skiing camera" is a small waterproof Pentax that takes good stills but lousy movies.

So you all got me wanting a new camera -- shame on you!

Poking around the Canon TX1 looks pretty sweet -- a still camera that takes 30 fps at 1280 x 720 pixels, continous till memory is full.

Pretty reasonable size too -- 3.50 x 2.36 x 1.14 in.

Downside - you'd be operating it out of spec envelope, so taking chances. Web site says 32 to 104 degrees (F), 10-90% relative humidity.

I do like having a bulletproof, waterproof camera I can fall on (even when it is hanging loose around my neck). Compromises, compromises...
post #36 of 58
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Ditto your comment snofun3. Iwould add the Canon SD800 has the same great features as yours,with the added benefit of a zoom that begins with even a wider field of view, the equivalent of 28mm in a 35 mm camera.At 7.1 megapixels it's only slightly less in the meg dept. but also less expensive. I used in Switzerland and France last Christmas and got dynamite pics (over 1ooo at full rez on a 2gb card) I find the
wider field of view superior to more ooomph on the telephoto end for scenics and group shots.More depth of field too. I feel 7 megs is more than enough for any blowup I may choose to make.
Ditto on this choice. It also has image stabilization. Sample movie taken on it:

http://www.siberianrescue.com/other/turns.avi (big file, and not me)

However, the sharpness of this camera compared to my Canon S30 is not as good. That camera allowed you to adjust for increased sharpness on each shot. This does not.
post #37 of 58
Interesting last post here. I've been using the Canon S30 since 2003 for skiing. I've found that if I can't pull the camera quickly out of my pocket while skiing, I won't use it much. I've just ordered the SD800 to replace it, mainly to get the 28 wide angle and the image stabilization.
post #38 of 58
SD600 has a 2.3 fps versus SD1000 at 1.9fps but it depends how good one is at the software these days.

There is always the dilemna - compact ie I might actually carry it and use it, technically capable but bulky (even if it is just bulky enough to need a 'fanny' pack) and cannot be bothered so I will leave it at home.

The best technology in the world is useless if it sitting on your desk at home.
post #39 of 58
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Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post
Interesting last post here. I've been using the Canon S30 since 2003 for skiing. I've found that if I can't pull the camera quickly out of my pocket while skiing, I won't use it much. I've just ordered the SD800 to replace it, mainly to get the 28 wide angle and the image stabilization.
Let me know what you think since you'll be doing the same move as I did. You can PM me if you want. I sometimes wonder if maybe I should have returned the SD800 for a replacement due to the sharpness issue, but it IS a smaller camera so it is great for putting in your pocket for skiing, which is where I take most of my pictures.
post #40 of 58
Fujifilm F30. Perfect. Get a 2GB card.
post #41 of 58
There's been a lot of talk about these cameras and Bears who are buying cameras........any chance some of you have bought and would like to show off what your new toy can do?
post #42 of 58
canon sureshot 750- great camera. Nice big LCD for view finding and viewing of pics. I put a 2 gig chip in. very fast outdoors for focusing and taking multiple shots. Has feaeture that will take 5 pictures with one click. Not sure of the speed but its intended for sports with fast moving action.
post #43 of 58
Sure.
Canon SD-800. This very well could have been the camera I would have ended up with anyway as I've quite liked all the Canon cameras I've used, but this thread was a great resource and a definite influence on my decision.
post #44 of 58
The initial pics in this TR were with my Canon SD1000, along with some recent favorites:













I can try uploading a video clip if interested.
post #45 of 58
That would be great Terry. I'm curious if the video is better than my kodak.
post #46 of 58
:A close-up video clip. (.AVI format)

A zoomed one that shows the fuzziness. (.MOV, Quicktime format)

A clip from my 5 year old Olympus for comparison. And another. (Couldn't resist.

I'm not sure how to embed video yet on EpicSki without using YouTube or Google. :
post #47 of 58
Holy $h!t Terry, I just bought the Canon 750, please tell me how you had it set up to take those pictures.
post #48 of 58
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post #49 of 58
I'm pretty sure all shots where in auto mode. The flower shot was in macro. I may have messed with the flash on a couple of the shots.

I'm telling ya' this little guy is pretty sweet......and brainless.....with way more capabilities than I've tried so far.
post #50 of 58
Here is an example of a picture I took with my 5mp kodak

Here is a video I took recently while golfing with my Brother in Law, as well as a video from the chair lift at ABasin(to give a contrast of white and green)


I'd say, for a cheap 5 pm point and shoot, it does fairly well.
post #51 of 58
Nice job. For basic, video on the slopes and goofin' around, that's fine.
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post #53 of 58
I have to say, I love my Kodak Easyshare, but I'm impressed with the cannon results. I will definitely put it on my short list when/if I need to replace mine.
post #54 of 58
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I have to say, I love my Kodak Easyshare, but I'm impressed with the cannon results. I will definitely put it on my short list when/if I need to replace mine.
I am particularly impressed with the movie feature. 640x480 and as long as the card will hold, giving great clarity. And the thing is smaller than a cigarette pack (well, I don't smoke, but it seems so).
post #55 of 58
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I am particularly impressed with the movie feature. 640x480 and as long as the card will hold, giving great clarity. And the thing is smaller than a cigarette pack (well, I don't smoke, but it seems so).
Things I like about my Kodak V530 is the size, is convenient to take anywhere. The photo options and video options are amazing for its size.(youtube does take away from the original quality of the video), the retractable lens (no lens cap) and a high quality lens for the size of the camera. But the one thing I hate about it is that it only has the digital view(no optical eye piece) so when its sunny outside, its hard to see what you're capturing.

Another bonus with my camera is that it is pink so my husband won't touch it.
Also, I bought the pink option of this camera because a portion of the proceeds went to breast cancer research, and that is a good thing.
post #56 of 58
FWIW, The little guy wanted to go backpacking and we spent some time shooting pictures. His assessment of the the Canon SD1000: "Dad, this camera is made to take pictures of flowers."

Some high mountain wildflowers too nice not to share.
post #57 of 58
You have to wonder why Canon has smooshed three almost identical cameras into this part of the market: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...modelid9=14901

In comparing Alpinord's SD1000 to my SD800 IS (naturally I wanted to see what other toys were out there) I identified really only three differences between his and my models:

The 800 has a focal length span of 28-105 whereas the 1000 has 35-105.

The 800 has image stabilization which I've turned on and off and am not sure it offers anything, but it's nice to have the choice.

The 800 has a slightly faster shutter, 1/1600 sec vs. 1/1500, but really that's splitting hairs.

The 1000 weighs .9 oz less.

The biggest difference in my mind is the optical zooms: 1000 has a 3x zoom, and the 800 IS has 3.8x.

Beyond that? Practically an identical camera.

The 850 IS has more pixels than either the 800 IS or the 1000, but with these lenses, does that really buy you anything? I'm not sure. Its zoom is the best of the three at 4x. That alone might make me get the 850 IS if I were buying today.

I checked Amazon and the price differences among the three are pretty noticeable:

1000 - $208
800 IS - $292
850 IS - $347

Here's another feature comparison I found on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/comparison/...000NK8EWI&bf=0
post #58 of 58
This may not be the apropriate place.... but I am selling my Canon 1Dmk2N.

This would be the PERFECT camera for shooting 8.5 FPS of skiing....

I might even have some sample pics from it too

Low actuations asking $3k
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