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After admiring the running related photos of <b>Runs the Bitteroots, choovie</b>, <b>JJJesse</b>, and others for quite some time, I've decided I need to get a new digital camera to take with me on runs when I get better. (I bought maybe the 1st digital camera ever available in the mid-90's. It cost close to a $1000, stored the pix on a floppy, it weighs about 5 lbs., and it never did work right.)<br><br>
So, obviously I'm looking for something that's lightweight, takes nice pix, and I'm guessing, is in the $150-$300??? price range. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles. Also, for those that take pix while running, where do you carry the thing?? I sometimes carry a fanny pack, I'm sure it would fit there.<br><br>
Thanks in advance<br><br>
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I am thrilled with my Panasonic Lumix FX01 for it's compact size, long battery life and picture quality. I was looking for a camera for my SIL and I used this site<br><a href="http://www.myproductadvisor.com/mpa/camera/inputSummary.do" target="_blank">http://www.myproductadvisor.com/mpa/...nputSummary.do</a><br><br>
Put in your preferences, and it gives you recommendations. Panasonic has a newer model they recommended for her based on what I put in, the FX12.<br>
It's between that and the SD1000 for her.<br><br>
Keep in mind that you will have to buy a memory card which will add to the expense. As for carrying it I would guess you'd have to have some kind of belted pack to put it in.
 

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John, take a look at this website for some really great info, including comparison prices:<br><a href="http://www.steves-digicams.com/" target="_blank">http://www.steves-digicams.com/</a><br>
If you look on the left side of the page, check out "best cameras". They list them by price and other criteria.<br><br>
Last summer I bought a casio exilim 1100 and it's great! I took a lot of pictures on our trip to Alaska. It does have a weird cradle kind of thing for recharging the batteries and uploading the pictures, though. I had bought it through Beach Camera and received it the day after I ordered it! I got additional memory cards on ebay and they were much cheaper that way.<br><br>
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A great place to see detailed, in depth reviews is at <a href="http://www.dpreview.com/" target="_blank">http://www.dpreview.com/</a>. You can see photos taken by the camera and compare cameras.<br><br>
Olympus make several point and shoot cameras, the stylus line, that are very water resistant. they call it 'weather-proof'. I use one for hiking because it isn't bothered by rain. I wouldn't submerge it, but it shrugs off rain and takes great photos.
 

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Hi Johnny, I am packing a digital SLR and 2 lenses on my runs. I don't think I could be helpful on this, but good luck, there are alot of nice camera's out there. Larry
 

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Johnny..... my wife and kids got me a new digital Panasonic camera for Christmas... don't know if it would fit your needs but I love the quality of the pics, the zoom lens range and the capacity of pics. It's not the smallest or lightest but I might consider taking on runs. Price is low to mid $200s .....<a href="http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/TZ3/TZ3A.HTM" target="_blank">http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/TZ3/TZ3A.HTM</a>
 

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Johnny, I don't have any model recommendations, but about five years ago I bought a refurbished digital camera and got a great discount and the original manufacturer warranty. Something to consider.
 

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I'd also recommend the Panasonic TZ3. I got one for my wife this Christmas. love the 10x zoom. it's pretty portable and simple to use. i can see the benefit of a weather resistant one for running, but am not able to recommend any
 

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I've had my Panasonic TZ-3 for a while now. What sets it apart from a lot of other excellent choices is the 28mm equivalent wide angle capability and the Leica lens.<br>
I also like the Canon SD750 which is an excellent camera and a little smaller to carry around.
 

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Hey, Johnny my only recent experience is with the Canon SD250.<br>
I like the small size and large viewer.<br>
I've had good experience with Canon for along time.<br>
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Thanks for all the advice, but I see I'm going to have to do some <b>work</b> here <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">. And me thinking someone would say, "yeah, buy the Acme X-2 model, you'll love it."
 
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