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A Perfect Carry-Everywhere Camera?

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It sure looks like it!  An unmatched 30 frames per second burst rate? Check.  HD Movie Capability?  Check.  Movie Recording at up to 1000 frames per second? Oh Yes.  How about this: Takes 25 images before you even press the shutter release button?  Indeed.

In addition, "The Exilim EX-FC100 measures only 3.9 inches wide, 2.3 inches high and .9 inches thin. It features a 5x optical zoom lens with CMOS shift anti-shake function and a 2.7-inch high-performance Super Clear LCD. This high-speed model also boasts an effective 9.1-megapixel resolution."
A small image sensor in this little Casio means that the quality of images from this little guy won't match that of your Canon EOS 5D Mark II, but you can't keep the 5D in your pant pocket on a hike, or in your jacket on a walk through town, or in your briefcase everyday.  The specs are amazing on this little guy!  However, it hasn't been released yet, so we'll have to wait to know for sure - but it's surely a big step and a good indicator of things to come in compact digital cameras. $399.

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The Perfect Camera Bag

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I have a lot of camera bags, more bags than cameras in fact, from several different manufacturers.  The one I use most though is my Tamrac 5534 messenger-style bag.  It's the perfect size for a DSLR (Canon 30D in my case), 2 or 3 L-Series lenses, a flash and accessories.  Its flat and wide shape makes it easy to throw over your shoulder like a briefcase or over your chest like a messenger bag keeping it close to your body, secure and not swinging around.  This makes it an ideal camera bag for an afternoon hike or a trip to a foreign city.  Normally, if I'm just going for a drive or a photo expedition, I pack it with an extra lens or two (like my 60mm macro) and leave the camera out of the bag.  Because, as any good shutterbug knows, the easiest way to miss a good photo is to have your camera packed away in a camera bag.

Tamrac 5534 Adventure Messenger 4 Camera Bag

Carl Zeiss PhotoScope 85 T* FL

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You know stalking your ex girlfriend is wrong, right?  Good.
If you're stalking quadrupeds though, or maybe celebrities, this upcoming spotting scope from Carl Zeiss not only offers 15 - 45x magnification, but sports an integrated digital camera with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 600 to 1800mm.  An OLED screen on the side of the unit flips out where the users can set camera functions, view a live image and view stored images.  A decent set of camera controls are included as well; the Zeiss offers manual white balance, ISO settings, spot metering, exposure bracketing, and a histogram display to name a few. Images are stored on standard SD cards.

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The Take Everywhere Camera

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One thing most outdoorsman know is to leave only footprints and take only photos.  Whether you're an accomplished shutterbug or a point-and-shoot aficionado, the new Canon G10 has something to offer everyone.  It features the ease of a point-and-shoot, but also offers full manual controls, high quality glass, 14.7 MP, an an alloy body, and Canon quality.  It has a built-in flash, but also has a hot shoe so that you can use any of Canon's professional quality flash units. 

Canon's G9 was a favorite of serious amateur and professional photographers alike, and the G10 is destined to be the same.  It's a great alternative or addition to a full-blown DSLR outfit.  It's size means that you can keep it in your pocket and ready when hiking, hunting, fishing or walking down the street... which is something you can't do with an SLR. 

At $499 it's no bargain, but if you want truely great photos, and want to have some manual control over your camera with the abilty to use a real flash, this is your best bet.

More: Canon Powershot G10 14.7MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

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