Help novice guy pick the lightest decent camera
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christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Help novice guy pick the lightest decent camera on 02/15/2012 01:11:25 MST Print View

Heya,
I'm really really camera dumb. I can't even spell aperture. But I love pictures and video of my backpacking trips.
Can anyone recommend a decent lightweight option that costs under $200?

Ideally less than 2 ounces would rock for decent video and pictures. Am I dreamin?

Ken Bennett
(ken_bennett) - F

Locale: southeastern usa
Re: Help novice guy pick the lightest decent camera on 02/15/2012 05:52:53 MST Print View

Less than two ounces is probably dreaming.

This Panasonic camera shoots decent photos and video, is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof, and costs about $150:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/723269-REG/Panasonic_DMC_TS10S_Lumix_DMC_TS10_Digital_Camera.html

It weighs 154 grams without the battery. Just turn it on the "intelligent auto" mode and fire away.

You can spend the extra money on a spare battery (if your trips go more than a day or two), and a 16GB SDHC card.