Episode 66 | Hiking Cameras: Compact, Durable, and Lightweight Cameras for Hiking and Backpacking
Aug 26, 2022 at 9:00 am #3758616Backpacking LightAdmin
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Companion forum thread to: Episode 66 | Hiking Cameras: Compact, Durable, and Lightweight Cameras for Hiking and Backpacking
In this episode, Ryan and Andrew discuss some small, pocket-sized cameras for backpacking.Aug 26, 2022 at 9:10 am #3758617Andrew MarshallBPL Member
@andrewsmarshallLocale: Tahoe basin by way of the southern Appalachians
Enjoy!Aug 27, 2022 at 5:23 am #3758696Matthew / BPLModerator
@ryan You mentioned that you are prone to breaking smartphone screens and that you have an iPhone 10x. The glass has improved substantially in later iPhone models. You will likely have a much better experience in that regard with your next smartphone model.Aug 27, 2022 at 4:15 pm #3758732Albert NBPL Member
No mention of the Insta360 action cams like the One X2 or Go2? And what about drone photography? It seems it’s becoming more popular and the newer models pack so much more into a smaller and lighter package.Sep 7, 2022 at 6:07 am #3759375Todd GBPL Member
I would add a couple cameras in there. Canon makes exceptionally light smaller format cameras with the m100 and m200 at around 300 grams which is appealing if you want a larger sensor and more lens options than a point and shoot. The Sony a7c is also overlooked. It is the lightest full format camera to my knowledge and not much of a sacrifice compared to some of the other Sony alpha series if you want the detail and breadth of full format. It doesn’t qualify as light per say but is more compact and light than the alternatives fwiw.Sep 7, 2022 at 6:41 pm #3759490John S.BPL Member
Currently using an iphone SE, first gen. It’s good enough for me ; ).Sep 25, 2022 at 6:36 pm #3760718Jeffrey HBPL Member
The thing about iPhones and water is that they are water “resistant” and you CAN potentially get away with putting them underwater but apple doesn’t recommend this or warranty damage done by putting a phone underwater. Especially don’t do this if the phone has ever been worked on (battery replacement or screen replacement) since this breaks seals that keep it “waterproof”. https://www.macrumors.com/2022/02/03/apple-did-not-mislead-about-water-resistance/Feb 16, 2023 at 2:26 pm #3773351solitoneBPL Member
I’m considering to buy a drone. The smallest and lightest with tracking function is the DJI Mini 3 Pro. My only concern is that being so lightweight, it will be difficult to fly it in the alpine, where wind is pretty common.Feb 16, 2023 at 6:11 pm #3773355DWR DBPL Member
Many parks do not allow drones. And I hope to never hear that noise when I am out backpacking. Consider others’ peace and quiet, please.Feb 17, 2023 at 12:05 am #3773362John S.BPL Member
Phil Jones used an insta360 go2 on his tour divide race.
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