|The most reliable, water-, shock-, x-ray- proof memory cards we’ve found (after years of use, we’ve never had a corrupt file); available in many sizes||They costs almost twice as much as an inferior cards.|
Lowepro Dashpoint 10
|Padded, structured case offers great protection for point-and-shoots; versatile attachment system works both vertically (on a shoulder strap) and horizontally (on a hipbelt)||Might be
unnecessary with these
|Joby Gorillapod Original
$20; 1.7 oz.; joby.com
|Great for self-portraits, shake-free video, and time lapses when using compact cameras; flexible arms let you attach camera to a branch or trekking pole; lighter than a traditional tripod||It’s wobblier than full-sized tripods, and can sag during ultra-long exposures.|
Exposure Compensation Master this feature (common to most point-and-shoots) and you’re guaranteed to improve the quality of your photos. Dark areas (like shadowy forests) and bright areas (like snow) pose a challenge for automatic cameras, leading to under- or overexposed pictures. Solution: Find your exposure compensation control and dial it up (+) a notch or two to make a scene brighter or down a bit (-) to kill excessive highlights.