Compact Camera Advice
Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:51 AM
I'm after a bit of advice regarding Digital Compact Cameras.
I'm a climber, both of Rock and Ice and a mountaineer. I currently have a Canon 20D which I take walking and on most mountain routes but I've found a couple of issues.
Firstly, it's heavy when on a big mountain. I was in the Alps last week and on a big mountain - 3476m - and the canon was a nightmare to try to carry and use. I gave up in the end and shoved it in my pack.
Secondly, as above, on bigger routes it's in the pack and not available for those great shots that my mates always seem to get. And it's not even with me on rock routes or Scottish winter climbs, it's to big and awkward.
What I need then, is a compact. One that I can slig round my neck, shove down my top and grab quickly for those important moments. I need a compact that has loads of megapixels - I don't want a huge loss in quality from the 20D - and I'd like one that either shoots RAW or TIFF and not just JPEG (if there is one). I will need one with a zoom facility (for those long scared facial expressions).
Can anyone recommend such a camera?
Any advice will be appreciated.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 02:51 PM
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 06:25 PM
I started with a Canon powershot A80, which i loved for its size and quality, unfortuntely i had to sell to raise cash for an upgreade. But i do miss it dearly now.
in your situation, id be tempted with a fairly high mega-pixel IXUS as they are so small and easy to carry (almost unoticable). But depending on what you want it may not be up to the job.
As soon as i have the cash an IXUS is on my list so that it can stay in my pocket 24/7.
Posted 31 August 2006 - 11:01 PM
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