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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5788 times:

i need your advice people... i'm trying to buy myself a point-and-shoot digital cam that i could carry on me when at work. i don't know how many times i've seen something interesting at work and can't do squat about it because my D70 is sitting at home in the camera bag. i wouldn't dare take the ting to work unless i was going to carry it on me all day and when im working there is no way of doing that.

what i'm looking for is something durable but compact as well, a cam that i could keep in my pocket so it can't really be oddly shaped. i'd rather it be simply square or rectangular. the memory card is not a big issue as i already have the hardware to support SD and CF cards. i would need a decent amount of zoom available as i'd be shooting not only on my ramp but also all the way out onto both A and B taxiways and RWY13/31. the runway is a good 300-400 ft away.

"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
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User currently offlineCYEGsTankers From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5736 times:

I used an Olympus C5050 while working airside. Not bad results.
(I'm not allowed to post my own photos in the forums anymore, seems some get annoyed with that, stupid rule) Anyways feel free to look me up under
and search.

User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5731 times:


In the past I used a Fujifilm 2800Z. Although these have not been available for years now, I believe their range are still quite good. Not really small and pocket sized tho!

But for small shape, why not a Canon A75 (or similar) or a small Pentax OPTIO. Something along those lines? Price I suppose will be a factor too...

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5718 times:

Hey Matt,

Run to the tower and ask Ron what camera he uses! With pictures like this it has to be good!

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Photo © Ron Peel

User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5702 times:

I have been using an Olympus C750 for 2 1/2 years with good results. It has been superceded but I have heard the follow on models also do well. The feature I liked was the 10x optical zoom. I have never had a problem with over 24,000 images I have taken with it.
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