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    Default camera equipment

    wanting to get some input on camera equipment for the trail - ✌

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    Got a little Canon SX 610 HS that weighs 6.5 ounces and takes about 50 pictures before the battery needs recharging.

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    I should have said video info also in my post

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    It also takes videos

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    I bought a referbished Nikon 1 AW1 and an ultra-lite tripod for my upcoming adventure: neither was cheap:$1100 total [but then, I used to be in the photo end of things so this was not exorbant ​for me...]

    All the journals and journeys I've read talk about rain, rain, rain: so the camera will still take pictures 45 feet down in the water. I pair that with a waterproof watch so two important functions are covered.
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    iPhone 7 plus. You can check out Craig M - Spielberg videos on YouTube to get an idea of what he was able to do.

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    Sony rx100 3

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    I used a Canon PowerShot A1200 (probably outdated now)
    12 megapixels, can do short videos, was cheap.
    Small, fits in pocket.
    Uses 2 AA batteries (never a need for a charger)
    Has an optical viewfinder in addition to an LCD screen. The LCD screen can be turned off to save batteries.
    Gets a few hundred pictures before needing new batteries.
    Pictures were actually nice and sharp.
    I imagine most people use their smart phones now, but battery life is a concern.

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    I've been considering a Canon FDR-X3000: https://www.adorama.com/sofdrx3000.html 4.1 oz.

    Or just using my smart phone with a lens kit like this: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...S75ZK036&psc=1

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    I have drowned two camera in as many years; one really good one that kinda needed replacing anyway so it was a good excuse, and one I just bought last year as a pocket camera but was cheap (drowned in the aptly named "Grave Lake"). I replaced it today and went with something in between a cheap Point and Shoot and my SuperZoom...I like a camera capable of doing HDR even if it's not the same as doing it on a computer...it really makes pictures amazing. I'll be making damned sure this one doesn't end up in the water. It weoghs more than I'd like but I'll deal with a couple extra ozs on my hip belt as it is the only thing on one side.

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    CJ,
    I hope you bought a waterproof camera.
    Olympus, Pentax, Nikon, etc.
    Or a neck strap.
    And waterproof cards.
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    Camera will get destroyed on the trail. Get something not too expensive like Canon G9x.

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    I remember the first time I hiked the Grand Canyon and carried a Kodak 110 pocket camera. No bells or whistles, but actually ended up with some great photos. Now I use a Fuji XP75 point and shoot. Still get great shots, and not worried about damage too much as it is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freezeproof. AT just over $100.00 it's a nice little camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DuneElliot View Post
    I have drowned two camera in as many years; one really good one that kinda needed replacing anyway so it was a good excuse, and one I just bought last year as a pocket camera but was cheap (drowned in the aptly named "Grave Lake"). I replaced it today and went with something in between a cheap Point and Shoot and my SuperZoom...I like a camera capable of doing HDR even if it's not the same as doing it on a computer...it really makes pictures amazing. I'll be making damned sure this one doesn't end up in the water. It weoghs more than I'd like but I'll deal with a couple extra ozs on my hip belt as it is the only thing on one side.
    Grave Lake, where cameras go to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTT View Post
    Got a little Canon SX 610 HS that weighs 6.5 ounces and takes about 50 pictures before the battery needs recharging.
    Just 50 pictures before recharging? Is that with or without flash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyou View Post
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    This ^^ or a GoPro Hero 5 Session. The session takes some getting used to, but is light, small, and water proof.

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    I recently spent the morning photographing documents in the archives and before lunchtime the battery went flat. I'm guessing I captured about 50 pictures with bits of video accidentally thrown in. It's a new camera and I'm still familiarizing myself with it as I'm no camera buff. Recharging it is simple and quick... that I do know for certain.

    An example of my happy snaps

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    That was without a flash. I'm in a habit of not reading manuals so might not have it on the right settings.

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    50 photos to charge? Not good.
    Does the camera have replaceable batteries? If not, get one that does.
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    It came with one battery about the size of a thin matchbox. The camera itself is about the size of a cigarette box. I was looking for small and light and something to process images faster than a photocopy machine. Adding extra batteries should be doable. The recharger is also small and light. I think it cost about $380 but I live far away from Canon factories. I might have it on the wrong setting if it's chewing up battery life. Need to read my manual

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