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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-18-2001, 11:40 PM
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Digital camera for taking 4WD shots?

I have been thinking about getting a digital camera. Any recommendations? I would like to get something that is durable enough to take out for a trail ride and still can take a good image. What does everyone else out there use?

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Re: Digital camera for taking 4WD shots?

We've got a sony. I dont really know anything else about it but it works really well. I dont really know how durable it is though.

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I have been using a Sony Mavica for years now and it seems to be very good. I can't remember the modle but it takes 30 sec video's as well as the stills. When you are done taking pic's you just pop the disc in the ol puter and away you go.
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Re: Digital camera for taking 4WD shots?

I've got a Fuji FinePix 2400Zoom and love it. Awesome pictures, decent battery life, and has been pretty durable so far.

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If you'd like to poke around my website you will see that most all of the pics were taken with our Sony DSC-S50 (around $300.00 on Ebay) and a DSC-S70 (around $500.00 on Ebay), the ones that appear "fuzzy" are stills from my video recorder. I'd recommend the 70 if the budget allows for it. You can visit Sony.com for the details.

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Re: Digital camera for taking 4WD shots?

I bought a Fuji FinePix 1300 for trail use since it was inexpensive as digital cameras go (only 159.00 thru Ubid.com). I went and bought the 32mb card and can geat from 110 to 330 pictures on it depending on the resolution, it is fairly small, has a screen to view/delete pictures, zoom, and actually takes some good pics.

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I have a Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Elph. It gives great photo quality pictures. It has a stainless steel casing but I think you will find none of the new digital cameras can be smacked around like the 35mm. The 35mm is basically a shudder and film, not much to break. The digital camera on the other hand is incredibly complex and sophisticated. Many tiny little parts and computer boards that can not sustain damage and still function properly. And forget about water.

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I've got the Hewlett Packard 315, seems like a fairly solid camera. I still wouldn't like to drop it on the rocks though. For features vs. price it seemed to be among the best when I was shopping around and reading reviews.

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Re: Digital camera for taking 4WD shots?

I use a Toshiba PDR-M60, which is a VERY nice camera (2.3 Mp, digital and optical zoom). With the 64 MB card, it'll hold 914 pictures that are 896x600 or 245 pictures that are 1800x1200 (both are with compression, but it'll take 245 small or 64 large pictures with no compression). It also uses AA batteries, and I can take about 400 pictures without a flash or 200 with it before they're dead and I need to swap in the replacements. Not sure I'd use it for kicking around in a jeep though, I don't know of many that will take a lot of abuse. I keep mine in a padded soft case for wheeling. Takes awesome pictures, but no video. Cost me $250 without the card, which was another $80.

Keep in mind you'll need a case, more memory, batteries, and charger, which typically aren't figured into the price. Mine was $480 with everything (2 sets of NiMh batteries) and the 4 year anything-goes warranty. So far I have taken well over 2,000 pictures with it, and never take my film camera out anymore (I have about $3,000 worth of camera equiment as I used to be a freelance photographer).

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Re: Digital camera for taking 4WD shots?

i have done extensive research on http://www.dpreview.com and other sites, and bought a Nikon Coolpix 800.

I know that it is last years model (so to speak)... but boy, it takes great pix... (way better than other 2.1Megapixel cams).

I guess you could get it cheap on e-bay, etc...

Buying "older" stuff really pays off,

just a thought,
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