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Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby dehrlich101 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:55 pm

Thanks for all the help everyone! I decided to go with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS, found the very last one in stock at the Bestbuy in Lakewood. They even discounted it to $99!

So far it seems like a solid camera, I'll post pictures from it in a trip report in the next few weeks.

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Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby nyker » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:44 pm

Hey Tory, POS= Point and Shoot, LOL

Just to clarify, there are some real nice POS cameras out there including the ones I used to have, but the more photos I took, and as I editing them with Photoshop, I realized the limitations of the Prosumer versions and eventually moved to a DSLR with the D70 when it came out. Now, after a few other iterations of the DSLRs have come out, they really have became very capable.
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Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby djkest » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:11 pm

I have a DSLR but I don't hike with it because it's bulky and heavy. That's why I still use a point-and-shoot camera- who calls them a POS? Wouldn't it be P&S? I have a P&S that is a POS too...
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Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby nyker » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:59 pm

Ah!, you're right...they're not POS, yes P&S...I was working on something for work called Point of Sales, abbreviated POS and I guess my brain was wired to write that...

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Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby prestone818 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:35 pm

djkest wrote:I have a DSLR but I don't hike with it because it's bulky and heavy. That's why I still use a point-and-shoot camera- who calls them a POS? Wouldn't it be P&S? I have a P&S that is a POS too...


agreed, piece of s**t camera doesnt give a good first impression

Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby Bean » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:53 pm

For most P&S cameras, POS is an apt descriptor.
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Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby George James » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:07 pm

JB wrote:Just got...a Sony NEX-5N...looking forward to getting it into the mountains.
Caroline wrote:I use the NEX-5 and while I'm still learning how to use it, I really really like it a lot so far!

How are these cameras working out for you two?

Anyone else shooting with one of these advanced system type dealys?

Interested in any comment or opinion what-so-ever that I can get about these things. Most curious about how they have performed in below freezing temperatures, if anyone has some personal experience with that.

Wouldn't mind hearing about any models or brands, but I'm interested in the Sony NEX line most of all.

Thanks a lot
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Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby JB99 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:18 pm

George James wrote:
JB wrote:Just got...a Sony NEX-5N...looking forward to getting it into the mountains.
Caroline wrote:I use the NEX-5 and while I'm still learning how to use it, I really really like it a lot so far!

How are these cameras working out for you two?

Anyone else shooting with one of these advanced system type dealys?

Interested in any comment or opinion what-so-ever that I can get about these things. Most curious about how they have performed in below freezing temperatures, if anyone has some personal experience with that.

Wouldn't mind hearing about any models or brands, but I'm interested in the Sony NEX line most of all.

Thanks a lot


Hey George. I've hardly begun to really see what this camera can do, but so far I've been really impressed with it. I haven't had a chance to get it into the cold, so I can't comment there. In fact, most of my use of the camera so far was in the hot and humid jungle of Costa Rica (where it did great.) I doubt that translates to cold and dry Colorado weather, though. I can say that having it has upped my game as a photographer and although I've only done a little video with it the video is ridiculously high quality. A family friend who worked as a photographer for National Geographic in the 1990s and currently in Philly filming footage for news organizations was impressed with the camera too, which came as a good sign. Sorry I can't be more detailed about it, I feel like I still know so little about it that I can't give a thorough review except to say that so far I am very happy with the purchase. It's going to get pricey though, a good zoom lens for under $1000 seems non-existent, and I definitely want a zoom lens.
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Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby USAKeller » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:53 am

George James wrote:
JB wrote:Just got...a Sony NEX-5N...looking forward to getting it into the mountains.
Caroline wrote:I use the NEX-5 and while I'm still learning how to use it, I really really like it a lot so far!

How are these cameras working out for you two?

Anyone else shooting with one of these advanced system type dealys?

Interested in any comment or opinion what-so-ever that I can get about these things. Most curious about how they have performed in below freezing temperatures, if anyone has some personal experience with that.

Wouldn't mind hearing about any models or brands, but I'm interested in the Sony NEX line most of all.

Thanks a lot

Hey George! Like JB99, I'm just starting to see what this camera is capable of. As I'm learning more about photography and using manual settings, I'm loving the camera - very user-friendly and I like that it's got one of the most button-free digital camera designs. Obviously for most functionality of a DSLR, I cannot complain about it's much smaller physical frame. The image quality is stunning. The only thing I was worried about was how to carry it, but I've found a decent way. I also don't like the standard zoom lens it comes with (18-55mm I think), simply because it doesn't zoom in far enough. So I'll have to get the higher zoom lens for it. But I'm loving the fish-eye lens! For awhile I carried my Canon point-and-shoot as a supplemental camera, but after using/learning the NEX more, it's now the only camera I carry. I'm headed to Alaska tomorrow and am hoping I'll have some great opportunities with good weather to play with it in Denali NP.

As far as cold-weather usage - I used it all winter and spring (carrying it on the outside of me) climbing and camping and didn't have any issues. I would like to get a back-up battery though. Hope some of this helps!
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Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby AF_Climber » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:42 am

Any other feedback on the Sony NEXs? I am looking at the NEX 5R, 6, and 7.

Any experience with their zoom lenses? I also am hoping to use this to film HS baseball games. I don't need to capture a center fielder - but will be ~100-150 feet away capturing a batter or pitcher.

I know that they're expanding their lens lineup. For baseball, their current lense that fits the bill is 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens or 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Telephoto Lens

For 14ers, this is looking appropriate 10-18mm f/4 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens.

Just not sure wife is ready to sign off on $1k cor a camera and another $1600 in lenses.

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Re: Camera Suggestions

Postby CO Native » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:03 pm

Here's a new option out there. Instead of a phone with a camera, it's a camera with a phone.

http://www.samsung.com/in/promotions/galaxycamera/
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