Tuesday 24 July 2012

Compact Camera for travels on a Brompton

Like me you might like to get your Brompton and travel light. After all that is sort of the point of having a bicycle like a Brompton. When I say light I mean no bags on the front carrier.

I have an Olympus Pen as my main camera of choice but even that isn't as portable as I'd like. What I really need is small contact that isn't going to cost a fortune and yet deliver good pictures.

In the early hours of this morning I would have loved to have taken my Olympus Pen but I didn't want to carry it as it is not the most discrete of cameras and not pocketable. What I need is something I can fit in the pocket of a pair of cycling/cargo shorts or jacket.

A few people I have spoken to strongly suggest the Sony HX20V as it seems to be a jack of all trades and would cover all my needs. Good size, 18mp, 20x usable zoom, 25mm at the wide angle, good screen and pretty nippy AF.
Does anyone out there have any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. Pentax Optio W90 or the more recent model. Waterproof, shockproof, pretty much nasty weatherproof. I have dropped it on several occasions from the bike, still works great. Not as many MP in the W90 (only 12.1 MP), but the newer model might have more MP. Quite compact and has a carabiner to attach to belt loop or backpack or camel bak.

    Peace :)


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