Been looking

 

I've been looking at this new Canon point and shoot. It's not perfect but it might be handy when I didn't feel like dragging the big camera along. One nice feature is the GPS. One bad feature is no viewfinder.

http://tinyurl.com/8cxn8cq

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Eye-Fi

Just as a possible alternative, if you find a camera you like better that doesn't have geotagging you can get an Eye-Fi Pro X2 memory card that will geotag automatically. It costs $99.95 but it is an option.

http://www.eye.fi/products/prox2

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Viewfinder

Don B wrote:

One bad feature is no viewfinder.

The viewfinder is a necessity. No matter how bright the screen is, sunlight makes it difficult to see. Canon makes so many models that you should be able to get the features you want.

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view finder

Don B wrote:

I've been looking at this new Canon point and shoot. It's not perfect but it might be handy when I didn't feel like dragging the big camera along. One nice feature is the GPS. One bad feature is no viewfinder.

http://tinyurl.com/8cxn8cq

I thought a viewfinder was a must have, until I tried a camera without it. I'm OK without one in my new point & shoot. Just sayin.

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elphs are great

have had 2 so far and love the convenience and features. great to carry around for anytime use.

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non-native nutmegger

Viewfinder

Most digital camera manufacturers are not installing viewfinders to remove the cost of it and hopefully also lower prices.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

I have an SX230 HS

I have an SX230 HS and have been more than happy with it. I don't use the GPS...it seems to take a long time to get GPS lock and it you leave the camera on to maintain GPS lock you'll run down the battery. It's nice and compact and takes good pictures and good video. If you plan to shoot much video, get a spare battery because shooting video really drains the battery. Unlike some other point & shoot cameras that I own, the SX230 HS is very quiet when zooming and focusing while shooting video.
Mark

Pretty Rare

View finders are pretty rare on P&S cameras. The newer models tend to have better screens so that they are fairly easy to see, even in bright light.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

The Canon G series has optical viewfinders

One Canon P&S series that has both electronic and optical viewfinders (nice) is the G series. A two-year old model, the G12, is about $100 more than the one you're looking at.
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Optical-Stabilized-Vari-...

The new G15 just coming out this month is about twice as much. (There was no G13 or G14.) These are superb little cameras, a favorite P&S compact backup for Canon DSLR users.
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-Digital-Wide-Angle-Sta...

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JMoo On

Thought the viewfinder was needed but......

dagarmin wrote:

One Canon P&S series that has both electronic and optical viewfinders (nice) is the G series. A two-year old model, the G12, is about $100 more than the one you're looking at.
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Optical-Stabilized-Vari-...

I have the Canon G12 and wanted that model when it came out because of it having the viewfinder. I have not used the viewfinder since I got it.....really like the screen and the ability to pivot it so you can hold the camera above your head or down low to the ground and still see your target image.

decided

After thinking it over I decided to order the SX260 HS even without the viewfinder because the one in my other Canon P&S is so inaccurate that I would almost be guessing what I would end up with in the picture and most of the time would end up cropping them anyway.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Dropping the viewfinder

Don B wrote:

After thinking it over I decided to order the SX260 HS even without the viewfinder because the one in my other Canon P&S is so inaccurate that I would almost be guessing what I would end up with in the picture and most of the time would end up cropping them anyway.

...and that's a big reason they were dropped from most point-and-shoots, along with saving space and weight: they're misleading at framing the image on a P&S because they don't look through the lens and their perspective is different. In most situations, the LCD gives a much more useful look at the image you'll get than an optical viewfinder.

Really the only time you need an optical viewfinder with a P&S is when you're in bright sunlight that washes out the LCD, and that is less of a problem than it used to be because the LCD displays have gotten brighter. You can also hunt around online for an accessory shade to go around the LCD that will keep it from washing out in bright light, although the temporary ones are just something else that has to be carried and the more permanent ones make the camera much less compact.

Enjoy the new camera.

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JMoo On

More money

dagarmin wrote:
Don B wrote:

After thinking it over I decided to order the SX260 HS even without the viewfinder because the one in my other Canon P&S is so inaccurate that I would almost be guessing what I would end up with in the picture and most of the time would end up cropping them anyway.

...and that's a big reason they were dropped from most point-and-shoots, along with saving space and weight: they're misleading at framing the image on a P&S because they don't look through the lens and their perspective is different. In most situations, the LCD gives a much more useful look at the image you'll get than an optical viewfinder.

Really the only time you need an optical viewfinder with a P&S is when you're in bright sunlight that washes out the LCD, and that is less of a problem than it used to be because the LCD displays have gotten brighter. You can also hunt around online for an accessory shade to go around the LCD that will keep it from washing out in bright light, although the temporary ones are just something else that has to be carried and the more permanent ones make the camera much less compact.

Enjoy the new camera.

It might cost more money but the answer would be like the old Olympus P&S I had a few years ago. When you looked through the viewfinder you were looking at a miniature LCD that showed what the lens was seeing.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

You should always

use the view finder, because what you see is what the camera lens is seeing.

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Quest2

I have a Quest2 GPS with a through the faring mount on my 2007 FLTCU (Ultra Classic) and the part that goes through the faring is fine but the part that the GPS is inserted in and then inserted in the mount has four spring loaded pins and two are shot they don't come out anymore. So looking for a replacement for this part but can't seem to fine one, not at Garmin or any other place I've tried. So if any of the people out here know of someone that has one please let me know.
I just need the part not the GPS.

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