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I find that my last camera was too big to lug around when I'm on the X or the 109 seeing I have no place to store it. ::) I kept swiping my wifes Casio because it's so small and takes such a great picture. Well for some reason that really flips her out so I decided to get another small camera for the bike. I have a camera in my phone and it takes a pretty good picture for what it is but it's just not the same as a real camera.

I ordered a Casio Exilim EX-600. This thing is a 6 megapixel camera that will take up to 550 pictures on one battery charge.
If you're looking for a camera for carrying around with you on the bike this may be a good one for that. It has the anti-shake thing too so your pictures come out sharp and clean. :D

Update- This is the camera I took on the Sturgis trip and it's also the camera I use for taking videos and sound files that I post here. It works great and the battery seems to last forever. My wife took it on a backpacking trip for a week and took a ton of video with it and the baterry never came off of full charge. I have a 2 gig card in it now and take almost 2 hours of mpeg4 video with it. This is a great camera. :bigthumbsup: :doorag: :super:

By the way I can recomend a few places not to order this camera from. These internet camera guys are a bunch of bottom feeders. The first one I ordered online had me call to confirm the order today. Well it was a new camera good in stock when I ordered it but when I didn't want to buy a memory card or extra battery it was no longer new or in stock.
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I don't want to come off as a racist or anything, but if you have ever been to Electronics Row in New York (or in any big city), you have an idea of what you're dealing with.

Lamont is right -- avoid them. Stick with the major retailers if possible, like Best Buy, Circuit City, etc.

I have a small camera like this (Pentax Optio) and they are great for bikes. Samsung also makes a very cool "sports" video camcorder with a detachable lens assembly that attaches to a helmet and has an on-off switch you can clip to your jacket...
 

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Hi, Looks like an average of $240..Best Buy was $299.00 - I would pay more because of the local merchant / return thing, if a problem. JOHN
 

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Yup, if you order one online and are sent an email telling you that you have to call them to confirm the order before they will ship it that should be a HUGE RED FLAG!!!

I ordered a cam-corder from one of these bozos, I think it was Preferredphoto.com and they pulled that crap on me too, but I bought the extra goodies like tapes, bigger battery, car charger, etc. They acted like they were doing me a big favor by giving me all this stuff for half off. I didn't verify the prices and it turned out that their "half off" prices were still a lot more than other places charge for the same items. So they have this "low price guarantee" advertised on their website. I figured once I got the camera I would get the extra cash back when I show them lower prices on the accessories from someone else. Well I get the camera and all the goodies but the receipt shows the price of the camera equalling the entire order total and the other line items say $0. :edit: :realmad: :edit: :realmad:
No way for me to prove what they charged me for the accessories. I still got a fairly good deal overall, definitely better than I could have done locally, but it still irks me that they pulled this crap. So yeah, you gotta watch out with some of these guys. I always price compare at shopper.cnet.com or froogle.google.com or shopzilla.com to get the lowest price on stuff like this, but they'll try to get the extra money you saved on other stuff.

Anyway, I bought a Digital still camera shortly thereafter and had a much better experience from buydig.com
I got the Canon Powershot SD-500 from them for $249 and it's a 7.1 megapixel camera. Takes great photos! :bigthumbsup:
 
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I bought the predessesor the EX-500. It's a 5-megapixel. Takes awesome pics and vid. I'm sure this model will do the same.
 

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Just an FYI, you might want to check out these guys. My buddy orders only from them and has never had one single bad thing to say about them. I'll be placing an order in the next week or so for a Powershot 710A that they have.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
 

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I just recently bought a Canon PowerShot A620. Its a little bit bulkier than the Casio but its also a VERY good camera, its a 7.1MP, anti-shake, anti-redeye and also does video. I picked it up at Fry's Electronics for 240.00 In addition its got a stronger zoom (4x optical, 4x digital). Heres a sample of how good the zoom is. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelDetailAct&fcategoryid=145&modelid=12072

These were take from the top of Mission Peak in Fremont, CA while I was hiking a couple of weeks ago. They really do look much nicer in thier native format, but photobucket won't let you post a 4meg jpg. :eek: Enjoy

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DaltonH said:
I just recently bought a Canon PowerShot A620. Its a little bit bulkier than the Casio but its also a VERY good camera, its a 7.1MP, anti-shake, anti-redeye and also does video. I picked it up at Fry's Electronics for 240.00 In addition its got a stronger zoom (4x optical, 4x digital). Heres a sample of how good the zoom is. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelDetailAct&fcategoryid=145&modelid=12072

These were take from the top of Mission Peak in Fremont, CA while I was hiking a couple of weeks ago. They really do look much nicer in thier native format, but photobucket won't let you post a 4meg jpg. :eek: Enjoy

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Dalton, you probably already know this but you should not use the digital zoom. It is just the camera cheating. Instead use your optical zoom, and keep your better resolution. When you get home you can crop the picture how you like and get the same effect, but you kept the higher quality original.

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I know, but I was curious to see just how much extra zoom it had... it was a good deal more than I thought.. First thing I noticed was that the images with the digital zoom turned on were a bit more grainy than they ones without
 
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