Ever since I started running, I’ve often seen things on my run that I’ve wanted to capture. Usually I have my cell phone with, and so I can snap a picture with that. However, sometimes I want to capture the image with a bit higher quality. So that’s been getting me thinking about what I can do about a better quality, running-portable, camera.
My Sony a6000 is pretty compact for an interchangeable lens camera, but it’s still not really small enough to bring with when out on a run, when all I have is just a small vest pocket. I’ve looked briefly at some of the suggestions out there, which talk about chest packs to hold it firmly in front of you. But, I still don’t know that a pack like that would be comfortable when I’m huffing and puffing up hills.
That brings me to something that’s been sitting on my desk for the past few years, an old Canon A2200 compact camera. It’s a 14MP camera, with a lens much bigger than what you would get on an iPhone camera. For size, it’s smaller than a cell phone, and just as light. So tonight I’m charging up the battery, and I need to find a memory card to toss into it, and make sure it still works. I have an 18 mile run on Saturday, and perhaps I’ll take the opportunity on my slower lap to carry both my phone and the Canon and take identical shots with both to see how they compare.