[at-l] camera

David Addleton dfaddleton at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 09:58:50 CDT 2010


On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:57 AM, David Addleton <dfaddleton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Garmin has or had a gps, phone, camera combo that AT&T used to sell
> but apparently it didn't sell too well and its being pulled for
> circulation. Phone cameras are only "ok" in my opinion: you don't get
> the lens or recording quality out of a phone cam. Garmin's Oregon GPS
> & Phone combo produces a slightly better picture, imho, than phone
> cams I've used. That said, there's new technology for recording the
> image just around the corner and at some point it will make its way
> into phone and gps units and will likely obsolete the photo quality
> complaints about phone and gps cams.
> The big issue with asony combo electronic device is battery life and
> batteries are, generally, heavy. However, with lithium batteries you
> get longer life in a lighter package. The Oregon 550 uses two AA
> batteries and they will last two full days with heavy use, that is,
> leaving the GPS unit on all day AND recording photos often. With
> attention to how you use the unit, you can extend the life of those
> two batteries an additional half or full day.
> I carry a Samsung smart phone. The camera is so so. AT&T rarely has
> service along the southern portions of the AT I generally hike. I have
> two extra batteries that I carry on trips lasting longer than three
> days. One is for "emergency" use; the others I use to play music,
> record photos, check and send email, usually w family. They are
> proprietary lithiums that are NOT too heavy.
> A couple companies have come out with light weight solar cell
> technology for recharging batteries in the backcountry. I bought one
> unit but haven't really used it. They are an alternative to carrying
> extra batteries, but you'll have to expose the solar cell for the
> charging battery a full day to get half a charge, if i understand the
> specs correctly . . .
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 8:25 AM, giniajim <jplynch at crosslink.net> wrote:
>> A related question is (and assuming that we're one of those who like to
>> carry a cell-phone): what's the best camera/cell phone combo for the trail?
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Felix J
>> To: at-l
>> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:14 AM
>> Subject: [at-l] camera
>> So, what light-weight but durable digital camera is everyone crazy about
>> these days?
>> --
>> Felix J. McGillicuddy
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