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Gear Guide 2012: Electronics

Cameras, gadgets, and cases for the trail.

Ultimate Adventure Handbook: Make an Adventure Movie

Create a story-driven video that engages you on the trail and offers a fresh perspective on trip memories.

Ultimate Adventure Handbook

Tired of the same old weekend loops? Looking to create memories your grandkids will talk about? In this how-and-where guide, we serve up 15 extraordinary escapes that will shatter your expectations of "normal." From adventure moviemaking to canyoneering, we'll take you places you've never been—but will long to visit again soon.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2011: Cameras

Capture all your outdoor moments with these cameras and camcorders.

Gear Review: Callpod Fueltank DUO Rechargeable Battery Pack

A rechargeable, lithium-ion battery pack for all your gadgets.

Gear Review: ContourHD Camera

A tiny helmet cam with above average sound quality.

Gear Review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA102YL Camera

A waterproof video camera that's reasonably priced.

Gear Review: Pentax K-5 Camera

A tough DSLR that's perfect for shooting wildlife thanks to its quiet shutter.

Gear Review: Pentax Optio W90 Camera

An all-conditions, high-value performance point-and-shoot camera.

Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Over $150

If you're looking to splurge on your favorite outdoorsperson, here are the gifts to do it with.

Holiday Gift Guide 2010: GoPro HD Hero 960 Video Camera

Got a budding videographer on your list? Check out this wearable pocket-size HD video camera.

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2010: Cameras

Upgrade your outdoor images with a rugged pocket cam, a pro-level DSLR, and more.

Gear Review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 Video Camera

This video camera is perfect solution to handle all weather conditions while backpacking.

Gear Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Point-and-Shoot Camera

This point-and-shoot camera does it all: stills, video, and GPS.

Gear Review: Casio Exilim G EX-G1 Point-and-Shoot Camera

Casio Exilim G EX-G1 point and shoot camera is the perfect solution for the backpacker.

Gear Review: Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera

Best DSLR digital camera for backpacking.

Gear Review: Sony HDR-XR520V

Photos, videos–this Sony Handycam is an HD beast.

Editors' Choice 2010: Mophie Juice Pack Air

Make your iPhone trail-ready.

Gear Review: Bheestie Bag

Resurrect electronics that have taken a swim

Fall/Winter Gear Guide 09: Cameras

Whether you want to shoot action video or beautiful still photos we have a camera for you.

Gear Review: Canon Vixia HF11 Video Camera

Great HD quality and tough-as-nails housing make this camera your go-to for great video, not to mention you can get a full week of shooting on just two charges!

Gear Review: Vado Pocket Video Camera

For quick-and-easy, YouTube-ready videos, this inexpensive camera won't let you down.

Editors' Choice 2009: Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2 Video Camera

This light and totally waterproof camcorder changes the game for backcountry moviemaking.

Review: Sony Reader

No need for a pile of paperback in your pack, this e-reader stores over 100 novels

Portable Power: Battery Chargers

Got juice? Here are energy solutions for everything from weekend hikes to an Everest expedition.

Miniwiz HyMini Delux Portable Fan

The HyMini solar-powered fan does way more then just keep you cool

Brunton Solaris and Solo Battery Charger

Need power? The Brunton Solaris charges any device you've got using included solar panels or a battery pack for low light conditions.

Duracell PowerSource Mini Portable Battery Charger

The compact PowerSource Mini gives a power boost to just about anything, including your USB-compatible devices.

Field Notes: Earphones, Headlamp, Avalanche Probe



Petzl Ultra Headlamp

The Petzl Ultra uses LED's for brightest, and most costly, headlamp.

AirDrives Interactive Earphones

AirDrives Interactive Earphones stay put on bumpiest trails and helps you rock out safely.

Oregon Scientific ATC3K Camcorder

Lightweight and durable, the low cost Oregon Scientific ATC3K camcorder is practically outdoor-proof.

Sony HandyCam HDR-TG1 Camcorder

Sony HandyCam HDR-TG1 packs face detection, a touch screen and HD quality into lightweight camcorder.

Canon Vixia HF10 Digital Video Camera

Small and compact, Canon's Vixia HF10 produces great HD-quality video and easy-to-use interfaces for any budding outdoors filmmaker.

3 Ways To Save: Video

If you want to save time, weight, or money when buying a video camera, we found the best options.

Sony H50 Digital Camera

Sony's H50 camera is packed with features like a infrared night mode, movable screen and easy-to-use slide shows.

Olympus Stylus 1030SW Digital Camera

The sturdy Olympus Stylus could be a backpacker's best point-and-shoot yet, with it's smash-proof LCD and a high 10-megapixel image sensor.

Canon PowerShot A590 Digital Camera

Canon's PowerShot A590 delivers some adjustable manual-like features in a bulky device too big for most front pockets.

Sony W300 Digital Camera

Sony's W300 packs a massive 13.2 megapixel sensor and trail-friendly scratch-resistant body.

Sony W130 Digital Camera

Simple and thin, Sony's W130 features crisp pictures and web-ready video.

Pentax Optio W60 Digital Camera

Protected against small amounts of water, this sturdy camera is for the klutz in all of us.

Nikon Coolpix L18

Nixon's budget-priced point and shoot camera runs on AAs

Canon SD 890 IS Digital Camera

A perfect, pocket-sized digital camera for any weekend warrior.

All-Around Champ: Garmin Oregon 400t

The Garmin Oregon 400t GPS is a fast, simple and full-featured GPS device well worth the extra bucks

The Multitasker: Magellan Triton 2000 GPS

The Magellan Triton 2000 GPS is packed full of outdoor-worthy features.

Picture Taker: Nokia N95 Cell Phone GPS

Capture your trail memories with the 5-megapixel camera and light-duty GPS of the Nokia N95 cell phone.

Bargain: Magellan Triton 200 GPS

Experience fewer lost signals with the Magellan Triton 200, a basic GPS for a bargain price.

Great Communicator: Apple iPhone 3G

Apple iPhone 3G brings maps and downloadable GPS software to your fingertips.

Speed Navigator: Garmin Colorado 400t GPS

With a quad-helix antenna and preloaded topo maps, the Garmin Colorado 400t is the fastest of GPS units.

Weatherproof Your Electronics

Rain, snow, cold, hard knocks–the backcountry can be tough on trail gadgets. You can either upgrade your devices, or learn how to protect them.

Digital Camera Glossary

Before you shop–and buy–your dream camera, familiarize yourself with these commonly used terms

Mediastreet eMotion MP3 Player

Solar charge all your outdoor electronics with Mediastreet's MP3 Player.

Share and Share Alike?: Top Five Photo Sharing Sites

Your adventure is ready for primetime. Here are 19 ways to reach the audience in your living room–or around the world. Web-based photo sites aren't all created equal. Here are our top 5.

Photos 101: Save and Share Your Photos, Produce a Slideshow, and Print Your Images

Learn how to save your photos, print them, get published, and produce an audio visual slideshow.

Post Your Video Online

Learn how to upload your video to YouTube and tap a social network like Facebook or MySpace to post links to your movie. Your adventure is ready for primetime. Here are 19 ways to reach the audience in your living room–or around the world.

Share Your Trip; Make and Show Off Your Map

Your adventure is ready for primetime. Here are 19 ways to reach the audience in your living room–or around the world.

Share It: All the World's a (Cyber) Stage

Your adventure is ready for primetime. Here are 19 ways to reach the audience in your living room--or around the world.

The Cutting Room: Editing Programs and Storage

Here's how to turn raw data into finished files that will wow your friends and preserve trip memories better than any photo album.

The Cutting Room: Video

Here's how to turn raw data into finished files that will wow your friends and preserve trip memories better than any photo album.

The Cutting Room: Photos

Here's how to turn raw data into finished files that will wow your friends and preserve trip memories better than any photo album.

The Cutting Room: GPS

Here's how to turn raw data into finished files that will wow your friends and preserve trip memories better than any photo album.

Organize It: The Cutting Room

Here's how to turn raw data into finished files that will wow your friends and preserve trip memories better than any photo album.

Field School: Trail-Tested Tech

Take your new tools to the trail to master the skills you'll need to navigate, record, and share your best adventures. The best new digital tools for every budget and skill level.

Field School: Essential Tips

Take your new tools to the trail to master the skills you'll need to navigate, record, and share your best adventures.

Field School: Make a Movie

Take your new tools to the trail to master the skills you'll need to navigate, record, and share your best adventures.

Field School: Capture Classic Images and Record Your Hike

Take your new tools to the trail to master the skills you'll need to navigate, record, and share your best adventures.

Document It: Field School

Take your new tools to the trail to master the skills you'll need to navigate, record, and share your best adventures.

4 Trip-Planning Sites and Top Tech Tools

Every great trip boils down to this: Picking an ideal location, capturing memorable moments, and bragging about it.

New Tools, New Rules: Get Maps and Go

Every great trip boils down to this: Picking an ideal location, capturing memorable moments, and bragging about it.

New Tools, New Rules: Plan the Perfect Trip

Every great trip boils down to this: Picking an ideal location, capturing memorable moments, and bragging about it. Here's how to get started the high-tech way.

Plan It: New Tools, New Rules

Every great trip boils down to this: Picking an ideal location, capturing memorable moments, and bragging about it.

iHike: Hiking in the Digital Age

A Complete Guide to the Digital Revolution–and How to Join It

March 2008 Essentials Review: High Tech



How to Digitally Capture Your Wilderness Adventures

Be a YouTube Star: Learn how to shoot, edit, and post your next wilderness adventure.

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