I know I am really backwards with most new technology. Especially with cell phones and/or smart phones as there is no cell service where I live. However, I find myself using my iPad much more than my big beautiful PC anymore.
I've been a novice photographer most of my life - that was my main hobby until a couple years ago. Making a long story short, I simply lost interest in it and have slowly sold off all my pro type camera gear.
I left myself with a nice Fujifilm x30 camera which is a high end point and shoot. But.....it doesn't fit in my pocket.
It really is a great camera which gives me all the control I want except for having a long zoom.
Now spending more time on the web, I really enjoy seeing all the pics and videos eveyone shares here, on youtube, etc. And I am finding out it seems that most of these images and videos are shot with smart phones. After doing some research I see that the imaging and video capabilities have really come a long way.
I've been experimenting with my iPad. I think it is so nice that I can capture images and video, edit them, and upload them all from this one device. I like that.
So now - although I pick on most of you about having your "smart" phone with you 24/7, there is one aspect of this that I actually am envious of - that you have a camera with you all the time. This is huge in my opinion. While working with my photography hobby, I found that the quality of your gear is not as important than having a camera with you when an opportunity presents itself. I love all the snaps that you folks take during your daily travels - and this is possible because you always have that camera with you.
So with all that said, I was thinking how neat it would be to have a "smart" phone without the phone - just a camera but with the editing and uploading capabilities. So with some frantic searching this morning, I think I found just the thing for me - an Ipod Touch.
It's a big purchase for me at $200 but I think I would really use it. It's kind of redundant to my iPad but would have a different use - to be used when I am outside or on the road and fit in my pocket.
Any opinions on this before I pull the trigger?