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Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
 

Point & Shoots plus Heat


I've been seriously thinking about getting a P&S..Ya, me! LOL

How many times have we been driving in our cars and say "Man I wish I had my camera now!" I sure don't wanna' lug my DSLR every day and keep it in the car! LOL

OK..My question, finally!

How do you think a P&S digital will stand up to the heat & cold of being in the glove box of a car?..24/7


Pete


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7/1/2006 4:27:53 AM

 
Stacy L. Robertson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2006
  Hi Pete.. I'm not a professional but I have owned a minolta dimage a200 for a year now and have left it in my van on a couple of very hot summer days. I am still using it for portraits. Maybe this helps?


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7/1/2006 11:55:11 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  You might age any rubber parts or degrade any lubricants quicker, much quicker than if you took it out of the car when you came home. But cameras can withstand heat pretty well. Your battery life might be shortened.


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7/1/2006 1:41:30 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Don't spend much. You will hate shooting with one. I can barely tolerate them for landscapes but anything that moves...forget it.


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7/1/2006 4:23:00 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  The photographic world of today yearns for creativity and control.

...Don't do it!!


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7/1/2006 4:59:22 PM

 
Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  Thanks for the input to everyone.

Bob..Ya' made me laugh!
Ok..I may not get one; but if I miss "The Shot" of a lifetime that could have won me journalistic honors, not to mention all the money the networks would have paid me for "The Shot of the century"; well, I'm gonna' blame all of you! LOL

Pete


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7/1/2006 6:26:25 PM

 
Mike Rubin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2004
  I work on the road and take my DSLR with me everyday, sure most days it stays in the case, but it is a great way to spend lunch time, (except for mid-day lighting,LOL)I have images in my gallery that I only have because I don't leave the camera home. Also when parked keep it on the floor, not the seat which heats up quicker.


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7/1/2006 7:25:30 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  What about a like-DSLR? They have manual controls and it's tougher.


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7/1/2006 9:54:37 PM

 
Kathy Radford
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/2/2006
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  What a great post Peter. I had the same thoughts. Just yesterday when I went shopping I mentioned to my husband, gee I wish I had the camera with me, I could have gotten some great shots, but I too am worried about the extreme heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. I wish there was an easy solution. I would love to be able to leave it in my car all the time. Kathy in NH


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7/2/2006 1:31:25 AM

 
Kathy Radford
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  What a great post Peter. I had the same thoughts. Just yesterday when I went shopping I mentioned to my husband, gee I wish I had the camera with me, I could have gotten some great shots, but I too am worried about the extreme heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. I wish there was an easy solution. I would love to be able to leave it in my car all the time. Kathy in NH


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7/2/2006 1:34:55 AM

 
Kathy Radford
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  What a great post Peter. I had the same thoughts. Just yesterday when I went shopping I mentioned to my husband, gee I wish I had the camera with me, I could have gotten some great shots, but I too am worried about the extreme heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. I wish there was an easy solution. I would love to be able to leave it in my car all the time. Kathy in NH


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7/2/2006 1:34:59 AM

 
Kathy Radford
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  What a great post Peter. I had the same thoughts. Just yesterday when I went shopping I mentioned to my husband, gee I wish I had the camera with me, I could have gotten some great shots, but I too am worried about the extreme heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. I wish there was an easy solution. I would love to be able to leave it in my car all the time. Kathy in NH


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7/2/2006 1:34:59 AM

 
Kathy Radford
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  What a great post Peter. I had the same thoughts. Just yesterday when I went shopping I mentioned to my husband, gee I wish I had the camera with me, I could have gotten some great shots, but I too am worried about the extreme heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. I wish there was an easy solution. I would love to be able to leave it in my car all the time. Kathy in NH


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7/2/2006 1:35:00 AM

 
Kathy Radford
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  What a great post Peter. I had the same thoughts. Just yesterday when I went shopping I mentioned to my husband, gee I wish I had the camera with me, I could have gotten some great shots, but I too am worried about the extreme heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. I wish there was an easy solution. I would love to be able to leave it in my car all the time. Kathy in NH


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7/2/2006 1:35:00 AM

 
Kathy Radford
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  What a great post Peter. I had the same thoughts. Just yesterday when I went shopping I mentioned to my husband, gee I wish I had the camera with me, I could have gotten some great shots, but I too am worried about the extreme heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. I wish there was an easy solution. I would love to be able to leave it in my car all the time. Kathy in NH


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7/2/2006 1:35:00 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  What a great 7 post Kathy.


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7/2/2006 10:33:43 PM

 
anonymous A.    Why not a top-end digital compact? Not every non-SLR is point-and-shoot! I have sold more photos shot with my Panasonic Lumix than with any SLR I have ever owned (and I've owned a few). I wouldn't leave it in the car though: you miss plenty of shots that way, too. You know, a Lumix with a 35 to 200mm (equiv) zoom, optical image stabiliser 5Mp resolution, Leica optics and full manual conrol will fit in your shirt pocket!
And if your not into Lumix, there are others worth looking at, too.


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7/3/2006 5:48:45 AM

 
Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  Hi all...

I should have said "Non-DSLR"...or something much smaller and lighter than a DSLR.
Thanks David, because that is what I meant AND that was the camera I was thinking about.

Gregory; I think Kathy was working on "layer via copy" in PS and just didn't get around to "adjusting" them yet. LOL
Just kidding Kathy. I've double posted in the past by accident.

All the best,

Pete


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7/3/2006 6:17:24 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Pete -
I take my digital SLR with me everywhere I go. The way that I do this conveniently is with the Tamrac backpack (I don't work for them). It's the one that houses the body and lenses in the bottom half, and your personal stuff in the top half. Very convenient, and I always have it with me. The smaller version is the one I have, and at around 50 USD, it's a steal.


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7/3/2006 12:52:01 PM

 
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