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Michorium
08-23-2004, 05:22 PM
I am a long time camera buff and currently own a Nikon Coolpix 950.
While I am generally pleased with the photos I need more features and resolution. Next summer I am planning a motorcycle ride to Alaska and want to document this epic trip with photos.

Therfore I am humbly asking the forum for help in choosing a new camea.
Priorities are;
1, 4 to 5 Mpex
2. Compact flash memory (already have...)
3. Image stabilization
4. Ability to add adaptor lens. Wide angle and Telephoto
5. Runs on AA batterys (world wide availibilty)
6. Good solid tripod mounting hole
7. External flash connector

Thank you for your collective knowlege!
Michael Minor
Michorium

John_Reed
08-23-2004, 06:19 PM
I am a long time camera buff and currently own a Nikon Coolpix 950.
While I am generally pleased with the photos I need more features and resolution. Next summer I am planning a motorcycle ride to Alaska and want to document this epic trip with photos.

Therfore I am humbly asking the forum for help in choosing a new camea.
Priorities are;
1, 4 to 5 Mpex
2. Compact flash memory (already have...)
3. Image stabilization
4. Ability to add adaptor lens. Wide angle and Telephoto
5. Runs on AA batterys (world wide availibilty)
6. Good solid tripod mounting hole
7. External flash connector

Thank you for your collective knowlege!
Michael Minor
MichoriumSeems like the Canon PowerShot S1 IS will nearly fit your needs, though it only has 3.2 megapixels. 3MP seem to be ample for generating 8X10 prints and even leaving some cropping room; are you sure about this requirement? The S1 also has no External flash connector. But I think you'll find on your trip that a camera like the S1 (or the Panasonic FZ3, come to think of it, though it doesn't use CF nor AA batteries), is small, and it will give you the all-in-one flexibility to capture the grand scenery you'll see, and also catch closeups of the Eagles soaring overhead.