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31. Posted by rainstorm (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

What do you do when you're travelling and the memory card gets full? Do you store them on the net or something? Or do the memory cards store hundreds of pics?
I have a digital camera but my memory card only stores about 60 pics (the smallest card available, I think...). How many pics do the giga byte cards store?

32. Posted by jzurdogo (Full Member 14 posts) 11y

I've been taking strickly digital photos since 2000. I think the digital format is great because you can take as many shots as you want without worrying about development costs and a bunch of prints that you won't really use. You can make good prints of a reasonable size from most digital cameras that are above 3 megapixels.

33. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

I LOVE digital cameras, it help to save a lot of money, specially when I usually show my pictures more by e-mail or blogs than in paper, so almost never print them.

There is just one inconvenient with them. I remember my old manual Zenit and the tiems when I did spend a lot of time caring about angle, light, subject... It's so easy to take the pictures now than most of the times I don't really care what I'm doing. Then I take three hundred of wasted photos instead of one really beatyful. Of course, it's not camera's guilt, is my own.

34. Posted by jonc (Budding Member 28 posts) 11y

I mainly use digital. But also carry a small 35mm film camera, just incase. Can't imagine life without digital now. as for storage, i take something called an epson p2000 around with me. Its got 40gb storage and you just pop your sd or flash card in the machine and transfer the pic across, its a little bigger than an ipod.

jonc

35. Posted by gnangarra (Full Member 59 posts) 11y

I used both mediums. I have the Ricoh KR-10 for film and a Hyundai hydv41 digitil.

the digi needs a large mem card I got 64mg sd card at the moment. enough for a day or two of fun. the camera is the smaller than a pack of cards. 4.0 mega pixel 3x zoom and flash with colour display. getting very good images. also limited video with sound

but you need the slr for self portraits, night and long exposure anything a point and shoot cant do.

36. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 11y

Quoting Catu

I remember my old manual Zenit and the tiems when I did spend a lot of time caring about angle, light, subject...

Zenit? Do you mean old Zenit produced in USSR or there's some other? That was my first camera and till now I love it very much. If it wasn't so old and broken - then I think I'd still take it with me

Quoting Catu

It's so easy to take the pictures now than most of the times I don't really care what I'm doing. Then I take three hundred of wasted photos instead of one really beatyful. Of course, it's not camera's guilt, is my own.

That's why I don't prefer digitals and always take my 35mm Canon. I love the process of "caring about angle, light, subject... " It's like a kind of magic!
As for digital cameras - I think that professional ones must have all the features to make great photos - but it's still too expensive for me I want to buy small one to have it always with me - not to lose any good shot. But I think that during my travels I'll also have my old 35 mm...

37. Posted by lafalott (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

I have used a digital camera since last summer. I am sooo glad I switched since on my trip to Europe last year (3 weeks long) I took over 1000 pictures!!! That would have been a ton of film and I only ended up printing 200...but I still keep the rest!

If you are looking to buy a digital camera, make sure you shop around for one you like best (size, weight, mega pixels, and speed). My number one concern was speed and I tried out so many cameras in the stores that took FOREVER to take the picture...which I didnt like very much. Now I show people my photos and they cant believe I took them while on a bus/train/car because they look just like they were taken with a non digital camera. The other factor to take into consideration would be size: if you have big hands, dont go for tiny camera since your hand will most likely get in the way of the picture if you are not careful. And with wieght: you dont want anything too big and chunky if you are travelling lots...this also is good for safety. If it isnt too noticeable that you are carrying a camera (aka: tourist) then you will be less of a target for pickpockets (boy do I have stories - thats a whole other subject though!). Finally, mega pixels...I have a 3.2 mp camera and I have photos that are 4x12" that look awesome! I have no need to make huge posters so this is enough mp for me. It all depends on what you are going to do with the photos.

Anyway, I think I have gone on for a little too long. I hope this helps anyone and everyone who is looking to buy a digital camera! If you have anymore questions, just ask!

-Katrina

38. Posted by singapore_ (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

purely digital..since 2002

39. Posted by roteague (Budding Member 46 posts) 10y

I shoot nothing but film, almost exclusively Fuji Velvia. I really hate the "digital" look.

40. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Quoting roteague

I shoot nothing but film, almost exclusively Fuji Velvia. I really hate the "digital" look.

What's there to hate ? Clean, smooth images....just being the devils advocate.