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25 July 2009 @ 02:02 pm
Went rollerblading for about two hours, about 14 miles total, about 0.5 of it backwards. The weather was mixed, there were some nice happy warm sunny bits, and them some bits where the sun went behind the clouds and it was cool and icky. There were also some _really_ huge waves, at least by my standards. I'd guess the breakers were _maybe_ 4-6 feet high, though that's a really rough guess based on the people wading out there, and i have no experience in judging such things, so i may have been overestimating (or possible underestimating i suppose.)

I really kind of wish i'd had a camera, but my regular Canon camera is too big and clunky to take along rollerblading. It would be awkward to rollerblade with it, and although i haven't fallen down while rollerblading in forever, it would be just my luck to do so while carrying a camera.

I wonder what the cheapest smallest digital camera i could find would be? You'd think given that they can stick them in cell phones now that you could find something of equivalent quality about the volume of a couple credit cards and for less than $50, but i suppose only if there's a market for it. You'd think a lot of people would want a "decent" quality camera/video recorder that you wouldn't have to worry a great deal about losing/breaking though.
Kirin: Servbot-3Dkirinn on July 25th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
You've already identified the problem with the potential market for such cameras - everybody already has one in their pocket, on their cell phone.
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on July 26th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
My cell phone cost me $50 and has a camera in it. Example pictures here:

It's from Virgin Mobile and it holds about 35 pictures before I have to delete some, and I can fairly quickly mail them straight to LJ & cc:myself for $0.25 if I don't want a very long title. The "service plan" is pay-as-you-go no-contract, but if you pay $15 every 90 days automatically by credit or debit card it will take care of keeping your service current for you. Minutes are 18 cents each, and come out of that 18 cents/day I pay every 90 days. I almost never use the phone for calls, but still want to own one so the babysitter can call while we're out.

If I let the service lapse I can't get the pictures off the camera.

But yeah, it's a camera for $50 + 18cents/day. That's why there's no market for $50 cameras, "real" low-end cameras take much much better pictures and cost $150.

Cjporfinn on July 26th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)