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I have done some extensive research but I still can't make up my mind whether to buy a DSLR camera or a MILC (Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera). I am by no means a professional photographer, however, I like taking high quality pictures, and when I take a photo of something, it has to look the way I want it to.
My current choices are the Canon Rebel T2i (EOS 550D), and the Sony NEX-5N. They both take amazing quality photos and 1080p videos.
Which one would you personally use in your travels? Keep in mind that the Sony NEX-5N weighs less than the 550D. Approx. 287 g (10.1 oz) vs 530 g (19 oz). Moreover, it fits in your pocket.
Thank you in advance. =)
i am going to be backpacking southeast asia for about 3 months and i'm stuck at which type of casing i should get. i will be at the beach, swimming and all that, river rafting, etc, and i want to take pictures during those times. however knowing that iPhone's battery could be a bitch, if one day you're bored, the battery can't even last you more than 6-8hours for that day. i want to invest in something i can use in future. so which combination would suit best?
1: waterproof case + compact power bank (which could be used on several other devices, so thats pretty useful).
2: mophie/phonesuit battery case + waterproof bag (that allows submerging, allows underwater photography/videography).
I live in Europe, and will be touring California for three weeks in August, so I would like to get a GPS navigation app for my iPhone4. There seem to be three price levels: $60+, $20-$30, and free. What do the more expensive apps give you for your money? Is it worth paying extra for just three weeks' use, or are there free apps that will do an adequate job?
As my netboook is prepared to give up now - after a loyal commitment for being around me wherever I go for the past 4 years, I was wondering if anyone can suggest a travel notebook with the following specifications:
- A relatively long battery life (>7hours)
- Relatively light (well, all netbooks should be relatively light anyway I know...) ;)
- In-built GPS system that doesn't need the internet to function
- The usual wi-fi, inbuilt SD card reader, livecam etc.
- Money shouldn't be too much of a problem I'd have thought, but just don't go beyond the £1000 border-borderline please :)
Please don't suggest any I-pads or similar tablets stuff, I just need my keyboard and those things with the massive screen looks to me too fragile and I never trust them :/ :(
Oh yeah and please feel free to suggest any additional functions you think will be good for quite off the beaten tra... more »
Good morning - I am sending my daughter on a tour of Spain for two weeks. Apart from paying for her cell phone to be useable in Spain, and ATT is not cheap, can anyone share with me what cheap telephone options are available to her there? She will need to call/be called to/from the USA - i.e. me the father! I have given her a Skype account for use when near a WiFi point, but still would like to know she can use a phone anywhere.
Grateful for any tips etc.
Apologies - inadvertent double post - trying to work out how to delete!
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I am getting really excited about going on my BIG adventure and had the following simple questions as to what I should take to stay connected?? I would love any help/advice here:
1. What do most people take to stay connected with home - an iPhone, touch, iPad, laptop or rely on local computers in hostels? I presume email and Skype is the main forms for communicating?
2. If I take my iPhone, do most people buy a local sim for the area they are in? What is the main purpose of this sim, to send text messages home? Is it just as easy to rely on wifi and using Skype and hence not requiring any costs associated with a SIM card?
3. Do most people travel around with their phones switched on all the time? The reason i ask is charging and battery life an issue?
I hope this is clear. I would love any help from the advanced travellers out there. I hope to join you soon and mayb... more »
I have a job that can be done 99% online, so I'm making the leap to become "location independent" -- but I'm stuck on the 1% that can't be done online:
A few times a month, I'll need to receive phone calls from US clients. My clients will not want to pay long-distance, schedule times for me to call me, Skype, or do any of that. They just want to call another US number so we can talk on the phone. Any digital nomads out there know if there's a service where I can get a US phone number (or virtual office assistant) that will receive phone calls (US to US), send the call to my voicemail message, and then forward that voicemail directly to my email. Then I can call the client back and incur the hassle/price of calling them back long-distance myself.
Does a service like this exist? Or something like it? I looked into international cell phones (with a US-based phone number), but the ... more »
Hi, i know there are a few posts on here regarding iphones and i have learnt some info but i am meeting a friend from home in Chiang Mai, Thailand who is bringing my iphone 3gs for me. It's already unlocked so i am now researching what kind of sim card to get and how to use the phone abroad.
It seems i have a choice between using different local sim cards in each country or an international sim card. I would want to turn off data roaming and use free wifi spots for internet but if i got stuck and needed to get online be able to turn it back on and get online. What would connectivity be like around most of central and SE asia be like though? Ideally i'd want to pre pay and use whatever credit i have so i dont lose track of costs. I understand with international sim cards you can top up online or over the phone when need be. Does anyone know of a good international sim for use in As... more »
Anyone know which is the best free voice translator? Vocre seems to be very good but in spite of the fact that it says it's free on the iPhone app store, once downloaded it's only free for a limited period.
This is what I think should happen.
1) Plug iPhone in
2) Wait for it to show up in iTunes
3) Click on sync
4) Wait, wait, wait - until it's one 6/6 updates
However since my laptop got re-built/formatted - it doesn't work. I downloaded a new iTunes and hoped it would work like above as before but no...
Now it gets to 3/5 but doesn't complete the rest. However let's assume that's because I've not ticked it to sync anything because it want to overrite my iPhone with a blank iTunes. I can't find a way to get the info from my iPhone to be the base in iTunes.
However assuming it actually did restore it - why isn't it showing the date of last restoration.
Also it won't let me copy music from iTunes to the iPhone.
I am worried my phone will die and I won't have a restore point. Please help! more »
Even though I have been to VN many times, I still look forward to going again this Nov. The last two times in VN, I have not had good luck with the ATM's. In 2010, I had lost my card somehow, didn't know it right away, and in the meantime, someone withdrew about 1500 use before I could get it blocked. Don't know how they did this as you need the pin no. too. Last year(2011), I thought I was being very smart. I set up another acct with a different debit card and very little balance($300). After using the card in Hanoi, I used my iPad to look at my acct online.. To my horror, I could see that someone was again rifling my acct but this was my main acct again, not from the card and acct that I had actually used. Again, total mystery to me as to how this can be done, but it has made me slightly paranoid now. . I don't like to carry a lot of cash so the debit card is a great solution for me... more »
I am planning a round the world trip and would like to avoid taking my computer with me. I will however be taking both my SLR camera and a point and shoot camera, and plan on travelling for at least 8 months. I obviously run in to the issue here that I'll either need a ton of memory cards, or figure out a different solution for storing my photos.
Has anyone solved this problem or have any suggestions for it? The only thing I could think of was to lug my external hard drive along, and either use hostel computers, internet cafes, or borrow computers of people I meet for a few minutes to load my photos from my memory card onto the external hard drive. That or purchasing 10-15 64gb memory cards, which I'd rather not do, so any suggestions would be great.
Ok so im really starting to organise my trip from South Vietnam to North Vietnam (Cant wait :D) im not leaving until Feb next year and im going for a month now im wanting to get the most out of this trip as it will be my last for a long time.
Im wondering if there are any apps on andriod that you guys use im looking all over the net but with very little sucess.
What im after is something that will do the following (and if someone hasn't made it this is a fantastic idea for an app!)
- Allow me to make a route (like what you can do on google maps)
- Allow me to make notes/blog ( So if i can make notes of address', names of places of interest etc..)
- Share the route over facebook (example im in HCMC and one of my friends can suggest a bar/resturant)
Thanks in advance and also if your heading to Vietnam in Feb next year an... more »
Later this year I'm going on my first single 6 month trip.Therefore I'm orientating on buying a Sony e-reader PRS-T1. Here in the Netherlands it's E125,- on his cheapest and that's exclusive its shell (E50,-). Maybe someone knows if this product is cheaper on the market in Bangkok (airport)??? I want a reliable buy, so if there's any doubt about a fake (illegal) sales I want to know it too, so I won't get scammed.
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