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stormdog

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2013, 10:19:53 PM »
I love the Canon G5, purchased mine around 2004, bit of a brick but still use it today. I know they still have a great reputation for reliability and are still in demand on auction sites. Mine is still on its original battery, and lasts for long periods between charge. Although only 5 mp has a great lens and produces excellent prints up to A4.

The camera has been used in pretty extreme conditions mountaineering, touring and mountain biking. Rain does not seem to bother it, and it fits easily into my bar bag. All round my ideal camera and I hope it continues to function for a good few years yet. I wonder how many of the present offerings would suffer the same level of abuse that my G5 has?

George Hetrick

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2013, 02:41:00 AM »
I love the Canon G5, purchased mine around 2004, bit of a brick but still use it today.
I still have my G3 (but have replaced the battery). I don't take a lot of pictures, but having the zoom is really nice, and lets me get the picture I want.

StuntPilot

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2017, 06:10:44 PM »
I agree that the Canon G9 and G series in general is an excellent choice for cycle touring. The Nikon P7800 is also very good and I took it on my tour last year. Compact, and quality photos. Also does 1080 video.

I recently researched a better quality camera for touring as I am looking more towards doing more movies, as well as still photography.

One camera that kept appearing as a recommendation was the Panasonic Lumix GH2. Its almost 7 years since it was launched, but can still be found second hand. Luckily I found one and the lens for a good price. Its a Micro 4/3rd system and mirrorless so is actually much more compact and much lighter than DSLR cameras. I have found the movie and still quality fantastic. Sharp, great tonal range, good lens with the 14 - 45mm (28 - 90mm in full frame equivalent).

Here is a cycle tour filmed exclusively on the Lumix GH2 ...

http://www.bikepacking.com/plog/megamoon/

It can also be 'hacked' to improve the recording quality with fantastic results. Here is a taster if you are into making movies with this camera ...

http://osgfilms.com/gh2-quickstart/

And a guide to hacking it ...

http://www.sam-mallery.com/2011/11/an-ez-guide-to-hacking-the-panasonic-gh2/

Of course, not everyone is into this stuff but thought I would post in case you were! A few more examples ...

https://vimeo.com/channels/gh2

 

mickeg

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2017, 07:40:01 PM »
I still use the same cameras that I said I used above in September 2013, over four years ago.