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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider: Casio EX-H20G

Nov 04, 2010 View Comments by

Credit to Casio for trying to carve out interesting niches. This camera incorporates a built-in GPS and motion sensor that records the location of every shot, indoor or out. This camera is for… …hyper-detailed travel bloggers …geocachers and GPS hounds …tech geeks This camera is not for… …the Museum of Modern Art …replacing your GPS […]

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Digital Camera Accessories for the Digital Rider: Delkin Camera Mounts

Nov 04, 2010 View Comments by

If you are interested in mounting your camera to your bike and taking pictures while you ride, Delkin may have the mount for you. No matter how you choose to mount a camera, I highly recommend a tether as a backup…just in case… Also, don’t put the camera in a place that would cause harm […]

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Digital Camera Accessories for the Digital Rider: SteadePod

Nov 03, 2010 View Comments by

Here’s an old DIY trick turned into a product. In the Do-It-Yourself, version, a piece of string with a washer on the end is attached to your camera. Drop the washer to the ground, step on it, and pull the camera until the string is taught. The tension in the string helps hold the camera […]

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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider: Nikon D3100 dSLR

Nov 03, 2010 View Comments by

Nikon’s entry level dSLR packs very good image quality and a user-friendly interface into one of the smallest dSLR cameras around. This camera is for… …people stepping up from a point-and-shoot …people with a little extra luggage room This camera is not for… …camera snobs …people with older (incompatible) Nikon lenses Click here for more […]

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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider: Pentax K-5

Nov 03, 2010 View Comments by

Full disclosure, after years of shooting Nikon cameras, I now shoot Pentax because they make small, rugged dSLRs. The K-5 is most likely my next camera. Even as small as it is, you’ve got to be a dedicated photographer to take a dSLR on a motorcycle trip. This camera is for… …those willing to carry […]

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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider: Pentax Optio W90

Nov 02, 2010 View Comments by

Another competitor for the World’s Toughest Point-and-Shoot, the Optio W90 is not shy about its intentions. A beefy strap with carabiner, funky color options, and special LED lights for close-up/macro photography help the camera stand out from the crowd. This camera is for… …mounting on the fork of your BMW GS …taking pictures of the […]

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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider: Canon G12 and S95

Nov 02, 2010 View Comments by

These two cameras share the same essential DNA – the imaging sensor and core electronic. The S95 shrink wraps those guts into the smallest possible package, while the G12 adds features for the serious amateur photographer/control freak – dedicated controls on the body, viewfinder, flip/twist screen, etc… Which one makes sense for you depends upon […]

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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider: Olympus Pen E-PL1

Nov 02, 2010 View Comments by

Olympus is one of the leaders in a new class of cameras that may ultimately supplant dSLRs – providing near-dSLR image quality in near-point & shoot sizes. The E-PL1 is the latest in the line, fitting a friendly user-interface within a capable little body. A clever collapsible kit lens makes it easy to pack. Interchangeable […]

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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider: Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nov 01, 2010 View Comments by

For those old enough to remember what old film rangefinders look like, this camera presses a lot of aesthetic buttons. With sophisticated controls for the advanced photographer, it also has easier “set it and forget” it modes for those coming from more basic point-and-shoots This camera is for… …dSLR owners that don’t want to bring […]

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Digital Camera Gear for the Digital Rider: Tamrac ZipShot Tripod

Nov 01, 2010 View Comments by

You’ve got to see this to believe it: It’s like a tent pole and a tripod met in Las Vegas and had a weekend they’d both rather forget. Credit to Tamrac for unique and out-of-the-tent thinking. This tripod is for… …ultralight travelers …attention seekers This tripod is not for… …tropical storms …fuddy duddies Click here […]

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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider: Olympus Stylus Tough

Nov 01, 2010 View Comments by

Latest in a long line of drop-proof, water-proof, and generally fool-proof cameras, the latest Stylus Tough 8010 can also take up to 220 pounds of pressure, so hypothetically speaking you can probably run this over with the front tire of many motorcycles and still get the shot. Warning though, do not try this at home, […]

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Racing Improves the Breed…

Nov 01, 2010 View Comments by

…or at least that’s what they say. Hot on the heels of Ducati’s introduction of advanced electronics management in their new Multistradas, Aprilia trickles some of their World Superbike know-how down to the street. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt6CtJnVHP0 While launch control and wheelie control may not have direct application to your average touring rider, traction control and quick-shifting […]

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Digital Cameras for Digital Riders: Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5

Nov 01, 2010 View Comments by

The same company that shrunk the home stereo into a box the size of a paperback in the 1980s has done it again, putting the guts of a dSLR into a photocopier and making copies at 50%. The NEX series of cameras is improbably small, especially when you consider that they contain the same sensors […]

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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider: Casio Exilim G EX-G1

Oct 31, 2010 View Comments by

This camera is for… …slipping into your jacket pocket. …taking photos from scenic overlooks. …sharing photos and videos on Facebook. …4″ x 6″ prints. …butterfingers and bike messengers. This camera is not for… …Poster-sized prints. …Misty dawns and other low-light situations. For more information, visit the Casio website.

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Live from the PDN/PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York…

Oct 30, 2010 View Comments by

…ok, not quite live, but a day later…. PDN/PhotoPLUS is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) photography show in the US, kind of the the camera world’s version of the IMS Motorcycle Shows. Nearly all the big camera makers are there, as well as aisle after aisle of small company hawking some innovative […]

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