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Digital Camera -VS- Throw away Camera.

Pros and cons for each type of camera.

From Brian Emery
Posted June 12, 2007 at 11:22 AM
Digital Camera -VS- Throw away Camera.

We just bought a digital camera and I was wondering\thinking about taking it to the parks.

We usually just buy a package of one time use cameras. If one of theses breaks or gets lost we would not be upset. But if you broke the digital camera, one might be a little pissed!!

There are many pros and cons for each type of camera. Which do you bring?
Thx.


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From Iris Hernandez
Posted June 12, 2007 at 1:57 PM
I always bring my digital camera. The beauty of a digital camera is being able to delete the picture that didnt look good right then and there. Then you just retake the pictre. Butm you cant do that with a disposable camera, you cant even see how the pictures came out until you develop the film. So, digital is obviously better for many other reasons as well. Yes, you do have to take care of it much better and protect it, and dont let the kids get a hold of it. But, that is the price one pays for better technology. I bought a waterproof/shatterproof/freezeproof digital camera. I am always at the theme parks so now i know that my camera will be safe come hell or high water. So,i'm not worried about breaking it. Now, if i lost it, then i would be really pissed. But, it would be my own fault and irresponsibility. How resposible are you?

From steve lee
Posted June 12, 2007 at 3:21 PM
Digital. Believe me, you can train yourself to be responsible. We trekked around BGW for an entire weekend carrying a $2,000 video camera and never once worried about anything happening to it.

Mind you, we take a LOT of pictures and the bill to get all those processed would have ended up being astronomical. Factor in how many of them didn't quite come out the way we wanted and that would have pissed me off even more. Heck, the cost of processing all that film would have probably been enough to buy another digital camera if the one we had broke!

I don't recommend bringing a Hasselblad into the park, of course. Don't bring more gear than you need. But it's not that difficult to hang onto your camera...lockers are available for a reason.

From Karin S
Posted June 12, 2007 at 3:32 PM
I haven't purchased a digital camera yet (yes, I know I'm still in the Ice Age - though we are shopping for one) and use a disposable most of the time. They're okay if you're goofing around, but if you are going on vacation and want good photos, take the digital. Just be careful.

From Claudine Deshaies
Posted June 12, 2007 at 5:36 PM
Digital. I have a Sony that is quite large, so I bought a Fuji F30 and took that to Orlando for a week in the spring. I kept it in the pocket of my cargo shorts and it was fine on every ride.
I even took a couple of sandwich bags with me and kept it safely zipped up in one when I went on water rides. No problems.
Best part about cargo shorts? You can carry money, cards, cell phone and camera into all the parks and skip the "security bag check" lines.

From Dustin Kern
Posted June 13, 2007 at 12:55 AM
Well, you could always get one of those one time use Digital Cameras. Yea, I didn't believe it till I saw one at CVS but they do have them. If you're worried about breaking you're nice brand new one, get one of the one time use ones. Although my Sony P200 has been on every single coaster (last summer) that Cedar Point had to offer and it is just fine.

From Gareth H
Posted June 13, 2007 at 6:59 AM
Digital, like previously mentioned, if you're not happy with the photo you can just delete it and re-take without the dissapointment when you get throw aways developed.

Most cameras have a video capture option these days too and you really don't need to spend more than $150 on a very good digital camera with at least 6 megapixels, carry case and even a large memory card. I purchased on from a BIG retail store at the weekend with all of the above for less than 130..

From Brian Emery
Posted June 13, 2007 at 7:22 AM
Thanks for the great responses!

Looks like I will have to book another trip soon to try the out new camera out.
It’s a Canon SD800. Hey, its not bad for Dirty pictures either..hahahaha


I like the idea of bringing a Zip lock bag for the water rides. We usually get soaked.
We went on the River rapids 3 times in a row at BGT because there was no line, they just let us stay on for a few times.

From Erik Yates
Posted June 13, 2007 at 2:16 PM
There are waterproof bags that you can buy that you can store cams in....google it.

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