What digital camera to buy???

22 replies to this topic
  • Bill

Posted May 22, 2002 - 05:32 PM


I have a bonus coming and after buying parts for the beast, I'd like to get a camera.

Any suggestions?


I'll post pics of the TT ride in June :)

mcarp, bring your cam and all you download stuff.

  • SMD

Posted May 22, 2002 - 06:01 PM


I am very happy with my Canon Elph S110......very small , easy to handle if you want to take it riding and takes great fotos. About four hundred bucks for 2.1 pixels. Would buy it again. :)

  • yamaha.dude

Posted May 22, 2002 - 07:27 PM


You obviously haven't thought hard enough about what parts you can add to your bike... there should be no bonus left for toys like a camera... :) :D think Harder, think Titanium, think Carbon Fibre....

If you want to take your camera riding, then small and light would be good... and a large smartcard capacity... get a good case for it, and it should survive in the bottom of the backpack... go for 2 megapixels or more... depends on what else you are planning to do with it... besides pics of TT members doing stupid moves on their bikes... :D :D

Good luck,


  • freestyle111

Posted May 22, 2002 - 08:12 PM


i agree with yamahadude.if you do bring a camera,wouldnt you feel kind stupid asking someone to take picture of you showing off?

  • freestyle111

Posted May 22, 2002 - 08:12 PM


[ May 22, 2002: Message edited by: freestyle111 ]

  • TJames

Posted May 23, 2002 - 02:29 AM


I own a photography studio so I have a pretty extensive knowledge base on digital cameras. Your choice will really depend on how much you want to spend and what you will be using it for.
Send me an email and I'd be happy to help you out in making the right choice.



P.S. I see your from PA - Have you checked out Paragon Adventure Park yet?


Posted May 23, 2002 - 02:50 AM


I would discuss it with TJ....The clarity of 2 pixels sucks next to my 5 pixel Sony. But the better the calarity the more your gonna pay. Mine cost me $900.00 but worth every penny for as much usage as we get out of it.

Bonzai :)

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted May 23, 2002 - 04:32 AM


Bill, Good question. I just recently bought the new Nikon Coolpix5000. It has 5 megapixels and is an amazing camera. I took the camera to Italy two weeks ago and got some great shots, especially in the "High res mode" where I made some great 11 x 17's. It's not really a point and shoot camera and has alot of manual options. It is quite pricey though, I bought it on line for $826.00 with no tax out of New York which is about $300.00 less than my local Best buy (Yes my camera is brand new in a sealed retail box from Nikon.

On the other hand if you don't plan on making prints anything bigger than an 8 x 10 don't waiste your money. You really only need the extra mp's for blowing up images.

My first digital camera was a Nikon Coolpix775 (2mp). That camera was the best little camera that I've ever owned. My boss and best friend both have the Canon Elph 2mp, and we looked at photos from both cameras back to back and we have all agreed that the little Nikon had sharper and more colorful images than the little Canon even though the Canon was smaller and had a metal case (good for moto). I believe that the Nikon775 might be discontinued and replaced by the 2500. Either camera could be purchased under $375.00


Good luck and let's see some pics when you get your camera.

DL :)

  • BigDesto

Posted May 23, 2002 - 04:59 AM


Get yourself a sony mivica FD200 or the FD300
200=2.1 pix. 300=3.3 pix. the 200 is a smaller camera but less pix. Both take a pictures and 6-8 minute MPEG movies w/sound.The best thing is you use a cd or cdrw disc,Holds a s*** load of pictures. Download and then reuse your disc.
About $1000.00 depending on which one you get. :)

  • jamracing

Posted May 23, 2002 - 08:31 AM


I just got the Fuji Finepix 4700, and it's a great camera. It was $338 with shipping. It's really small, needs two batteries (it comes with two rechargables and a charger), and can take 90 pictures at medium quality on a 16mb card. It also take movies with sound, and connects to a TV/USB port. Here's a link.

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  • yamaha.dude

Posted May 23, 2002 - 10:55 AM


Just had this link sent to me ina Roxio e-mail...

bust open a bit of the jargon for you...

Digital Camera Info



  • freestyle111

Posted May 23, 2002 - 11:15 AM


just remember when buy digital camera to buy a extra fanny pack to carry a couple hundred batterys.my camera takes 4 aa's.if im lucky i can use camera 15 minutes before there dead.


Posted May 23, 2002 - 11:40 AM


You need to buy a REAL Digital camera that uses High Power Lithium batteries instead of one of those cardboard throw aways.. :)

My (Battery) last for 12 hours or 1200 shots, I have never had to go to my reserve battery, even for a three day event.

HEY BILL...Here is the link for the Digital Camera World, Professional Resource...


Bonzai :D

[ May 23, 2002: Message edited by: YAMAKAZE ]

  • freestyle111

Posted May 23, 2002 - 12:00 PM


only a idiot is going to pack a $500+ camera in his fanny pack when he goes riding.

  • freestyle111

Posted May 23, 2002 - 12:11 PM


i just thought of something.Bill you can use camera to take pictures of DCF's TT love connection date.im sure there first date will be a long ride in MOAB and it will end with them applying ointment to eachother's monkeybutt.


Posted May 23, 2002 - 12:24 PM


Hey! I resemble that remark. :)

Bonzai :D

  • Keener

Posted May 24, 2002 - 02:09 AM


I really like my Sony Cyber-Shot 3.2 MP. It has the ability to shoot a variety of shots: Multiple frames very fast, double frames, all kinds of settings, 15 sec MPEG movies and more. It is small enough to fit in my Camelback Mule or my snowboarding pants. Another very cool accessory is an underwater housing that fits the camera precisely. You have access to nearly all camera controls while underwater. I think it is good for 40m. For scuba photos below 30-40 feet the color quality will be poor due to the lack of external flash.
Batteries are spendy, as are the accessories. Sony has a racket going on there.
Memory sticks very in size and can be used for MP3 music as well.
Integration into a Sony Vaio laptop is seamless with the built-in Memory Stick port. HP has a new printer out that has 3 direct ports for photo devices; Memory Stick, Compactflash, and Smart Media. The 4" display on the printer allows you to view and edit pics directly at the printer.
You can triple your battery life if you turn off the video screen and shoot more pics.

  • daveee

Posted May 24, 2002 - 04:30 AM


Just got Kodak 3 Megapixel digi cam- fantastic-
Action shots look great in burst mode to take a series of shots. The only thing I dont like about it is that it will not record MPEG vids like a few others will.

  • YZ400Court

Posted May 24, 2002 - 05:40 AM


Originally posted by TJames:
I own a photography studio so I have a pretty extensive knowledge base on digital cameras. Your choice will really depend on how much you want to spend and what you will be using it for.
Send me an email and I'd be happy to help you out in making the right choice.



P.S. I see your from PA - Have you checked out Paragon Adventure Park yet?

It's okay to share your info with the rest of us too....we won't use it against you later :) . It doesn't take any more time to type it here than in an e-mail.

  • Stumpy

Posted May 24, 2002 - 09:21 PM


I've got a Minolta DiMAGE 7. 5.2 mega pixels, 10x zoom (7x optical and 3x digital), and I love it so far. I have taken some roadracing photos with it and they turned out pretty good (for my first weekend with the camera) (some of them are on www.tfsraceteam.com if anyone is interested in them) They were a little grainy because I didn't have the resolution set high enough, but I'm learnin'.


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