I'm doing the JMT solo in July, and had been planning on not taking a camera due to weight. (To me, a camera is more of a priority when I'm hiking with my daughter.) However, I came across this miniature camera, which, unlike most of the ones on amazon, gets good user reviews:
I went ahead and ordered one. I'm not under any illusion about the quality of the photos it will take, but it sure is small, and it will be fun to have at least some kind of photographic record of the trip.
Anyone have any experience with miniature cameras like these? In the reviews of keychain-sized cameras on amazon, it seems like the most common complaint is the inability to take good pictures indoors, but that won't be an issue here. Unlike most full-sized digital cameras, this one loses the pix if you take the battery out. I wonder what happens if you simply run the battery down too low? Framing shots might be difficult. When I ask people on the trail to snap a picture of me, I'm expecting that a lot of them will have my head out of frame, etc.