A&P Camera Recomendations

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  1. TonyMontana

    TonyMontana Black and Gold

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    Im going backpacking for a year, and I am looking for a digital camera that produces nice pictures in most conditions, not to expensive and most importantly has the ability to upload pictures mobiley to a computer anywhere I am so I can send pictures to my family and friends on the go. Any ideas??
     
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    Backpacking for a year .. Geez

    Im guessing youd want AA batteries?
     
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    a rechargable battery is fine as well. what I really want is good quality pictures, a durable camera and mobile uploading for when i stop to email people.
     
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    Canon G9
     
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    can someone tell me exactly how uploading pictures mobily onto a random computer works?
     
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    The best bet would be to take a USB card reader with you so you dont have to rely on the computer having the drivers or slots for a memory card.

    I was going to say the G9/G7 but maybe you should look at Olympus if youre going to be backpacking. They make some that are "shockproof" from 5ft and waterproof up to 10ft. They even say theyre "Freeze proof". Pretty rugged.
     
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    another for canon g9
     
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    Thank you all for the recommendations and advice, I appreciate it. I am going to look at cameras tommorrow. The G9 is currently at the top of my list.
     
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    Olypuss Stylus 820 SW

    Tough camera
     
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    a usb card reader is key.

    the g9 is a great camera, throw another vote for it. we have a g6 as our p&s and its great
     
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    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    Yeah, I'm gonna say G9 also. I don't have one, but I've been doing ALOT of research on this camera and love everyhing I read and see about it. It's going to be on my personal christmas list. ;)
     
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    this is where you may run into problems. if you're thinking of hitting up an internet cafe, you may be limited to using a USB device, whether it be your camera, flash drive or card reader.

    My best advice is to buy plenty of smaller sized memory cards instead of one large one and bring along a usb card reader that only reads the card you have (the ones that look like flash drives).

    a couple other things to consider when looking for a camera (do your research on dpreview):

    --look for one that is waterproof if you're going to be in rainy areas
    --if you're going to be in large open nature areas, consider looking for a camera that does panoramic shots or can stitch several shots together to make one shot.
    --stick with a camera that uses secure digital or compact flash cards
    --stay away from polaroid, HP, and kodak cameras
    --Canon isn't the end-all solution...consider all options
     
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    If you want tiny SD870IS larger G9 :o
     
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    QFT.

    Something like this http://www.instawares.com/usb-2-0-m...RT&srccode=cii_10043468&cpncode=10-58392691-2

    And also Im a die hard Canon guy but for rugged, I really dont think you can beat Olympus if you want a camera thats marketed specifically for its ruggedness.
     

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