So one of the biggest questions in my industry is always, “What is the best camera?” While there are professionals like Curtis Callaway who say Canon is the best and Jody Smyers who says Nikon is the best, just about all professionals can agree that the best camera is the one you have with you.
Today I was on a little family outing on my dad’s boat on the intracostal, and my camera was down below in the cabin stowed in its bag. We were well on our way back to the marina when we saw a huge cargo ship coming in to port. I did not want to miss a chance to document something so cool, so I whipped out my cell phone and hit timelapse.
While it is not the best piece of footage I have ever shot, it is a lot better than the alternative of not having it.
Having a cell phone has opened the opportunity for just about everyone to have a camera with them at all times for those moments like when a huge cargo ship pulls in front of your dad’s boat to dock.
While cell phone cameras are so much better than nothing, I have been looking into getting a small point and shoot to keep on me for those moments when you don't have time to run for your camera, but also need something a little beefier than a cell phone. My sister has specifically asked me to research this for her international travels. If this idea interests you, I have been looking into the Canon G16 for both of us.
The G16 is small enough to fit into a pocket, has a 28-140mm zoom and up to 12800 ISO.
It's not a Mark III, but it will certainly get you the shot without always carrying an 11-pound setup.