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    Camera for riding pics?

    Does anyone have a suggestion for a camera to take along to take riding pics? I'd love to find something about the size of a bike computer that I could attach to handlebars... just reach over and tap it with my thumb or something to snap a quick panorama pic of what I see.

    As an alternative - something very convenient, portable and light that I could toss in the back pocket of my jersey...

    I don't want the very best digital pics, and I don't want to spend too much because I figure that sooner or later something bad will happen to it on the bike. I want a sort of quasi-disposable thing. (i.e. won't make me too mad if I do something stupid with it on a ride)

    Im looking at this: Cheezie camera from target

    What do y'all think? What do y'all use?

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    At only 1.3 MP the only thing you can do with your pics is e-mail then,anything printed will look bad.Try a Canon Elph, it's a bit more money but you'll get yourself a great "little" camera.
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    had an olympus stylus 400....

    but soon discovered that my training routine was not condusive to taking photos while riding. The thing took fair photos but action shots were blurry. I felt it was too small sometimes, it would move a bit when I took shots. I sold it and picked up a canon a80, which has full manual controls and a relatively quick shutter. Action shots are great: perfect for race day photos of teammates in other races and pics of the family. The wife uses it and loves it as well. I do not take it riding at all.

    If you train hard when you ride, don't bother with an expensive camera: you won't have time to take great shots. I'd go with a cheap phone, something small and light. I'm going to get a camera phone to kill two birds with one stone.

    Of course, if your riding is more recreational, a higher quality camera makes perfect sense, and the elph is a great choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myette10
    but soon discovered that my training routine was not condusive to taking photos while riding. The thing took fair photos but action shots were blurry. I felt it was too small sometimes, it would move a bit when I took shots. I sold it and picked up a canon a80, which has full manual controls and a relatively quick shutter. Action shots are great: perfect for race day photos of teammates in other races and pics of the family. The wife uses it and loves it as well. I do not take it riding at all.

    If you train hard when you ride, don't bother with an expensive camera: you won't have time to take great shots. I'd go with a cheap phone, something small and light. I'm going to get a camera phone to kill two birds with one stone.

    Of course, if your riding is more recreational, a higher quality camera makes perfect sense, and the elph is a great choice.
    Second that. I use a Canon S400. It is small, made of metal, and takes excellent pictures.

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