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Should I take a back up to my DSLR?

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1. Posted by spank18 (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

Hi All,

I'm setting off on my RTW in October and i'll be taking my DSLR.

I have been thinking, I should take a compact Digi i.e. Canon PowerShot A570 IS

The reason being is i'm not always gunna wanna have my whopping DSLR all the time i.e. when I go out at night, and when hit the beach etc.

Is this a good idea? Anyone got any experience?

Thanks in advance!!


2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

hi Matt,
cant hurt to take a back up with you.
small digi cam is good for the beach or disco or other crouded places,better to hide and in case of loss(hopefully not) not sooo expensiv to replace.
enjoy your trip

3. Posted by jwhitten (Inactive 8 posts) 9y

I agree with Marlis. I like having a pocket sized camera that I can take with me to places I don't really want to be carrying my DSLR around. Be aware of where you are though and what the crime rate is like. It would sure be a bummer to come back to your hotel room and find it had been burglarized.


4. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

I just bought a little digital as I didnĀ“t feel comfortable taking my slr out in crowded streets in south america, yet wanted pics of them. I love it, 2 seconds pics done and its back in my pocket!

5. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

a small compact canon does the work.

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 3, 2007, at 10:16 PM by kombizz ]

6. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

By the way what is RTW stands for?

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4958 posts) 9y

Round The World.