Hans wants a dash cam in order to get data in the event of an accident. He is fond of Garmin products and order this from Garmin 2020-09-10, but receives it in the end of October. Unfortunately Hans is involved in a minor accident 2 weeks before he receives the camera 2020-10-22. Cost SEK 2999.
Hans don't need another camera. But this camera is a premium when trying a subscription on the magazine Digital Foto. Tvo issues of the magazine and this camera for SEK 119 is somehting Hans can't resist 2019-11-23. The camera is worth 399 SEK according to the magazine.
Hans has been interested in 360º-cameras for some year. Now there is one available with decent price and many features. Hans buys the camera 2017-03-11 from mail-order company Dustin for SEK 4590.
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Hans current GoPro action camera Hero 3 is now 5 years old. He buys the latest GoPro camera 2018-11-11 from Elgiganten Västerås for SEK 3xxx. The main difference is the GPS support, display, WiFi connection and the most important: Good image stabilisation.
Hans has already a GoPro Camera, bought 2013 but wants a smaller camera without plastic housing. This model was released 2016 and Hans buys the camera 2017-02-19 from XXL Västerås for SEK 2990.
The camera has voice control and can recognize the following commands:
GoPro Video mode GoPro Photo mode GoPro Time lapse mode GoPro Start recording GoPro HiLight GoPro Stop recording GoPro Take a photo GoPro Shoot burst GoPro Start time lapse GoPro Stop time lapse GoPro Turn off
The current Power Shot S100 was suddenly lost. Hans has no idea were it is and needs a camera for the Swedish Championships in radio-orienteering coming up. He spends some hours investigating cameras on the web and learn that very few compact cameras has a built in GPS, which is a requirement for Hans. After some time he select the Nikon S9900 which is a quite new camera. It has got great reviews and looks nice too.
Hans buys the camera 2015-09-01 from Netonnet in Västerås for SEK 2790.
Hans is goint to arrange the Swedish Championships in radio-orienteering next week and he wants to try an automatic camera in the forest. After some investigation he decides to buy a camera without SMS/email function. Mainly because it is cheaper and does not need to be configured with SIM card.
Hans buys the camera 2015-08-31 from Clas Ohlson in Västerås for SEK 1499.
At last, Garmin offers a film camera with GPS and connection to heart rate monitor. This makes it possible to insert the speed and heart rate in the final film. The camera produces a film in MP4 format together with GPX and FIT files for location and fitness data from sensors. The data can later be merged in the film editing program Garmin VIRB Edit.
Hans buys the camera 2013-12-29 from Outdoorexperten in Västerås for SEK 3195. The accessories shoulder strap, head strap and tripod mount were added.
The camera is paired with the Garmin heart rate monitor belt.
Unit ID 3876779953 Software Version 2.60 WLAN Version 1.20
Hans uses the camera December 31 during a run in the forest, but after checking the result he discovers that the camera is locked and no film is created. The software delivered with the camera is old so Hans makes an upgrade from 2.60 to 3.10 (released 2013-12-17) a few days after the purchase.
Software Version 3.10 WLAN Version 1.20
Software change history from version 2.80 to 3.10:
Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.80:
Hans buys the camera 2013-xx-xx from Media Markt in Västerås for SEK 3xxx.
A new firmware is released and Hans downloads it. After the firmware upgrade, the unit did not freeze as often as before
A new firmware is released 2013-07-29 and Hans installs it 2013-08-08. The release note says:
firmware version":"HD3.03.03.00" wifi version":"184.108.40.206" wifi bootloader version":"0.2.2" wifi mac":"d89685270cfd" camera type":"Hero3-Black Edition"
The current Canon Ixus camera works will but Hans sees an ad for a special price on the Canon S100. He is very happy with the current Canon camera and knows that the S-series of cameras would suite his requirements. This new camera adds improvements in picture quality, low light conditions and the ability to store GSP location information in the photos.
Hans buys the camera 2012-02-21 from mail-order company Rajala Pro Shop for SEK 1995.
Hans cannot find the camera. He do not know where it is lost.
Hans has never owned a video camera and has not missed one either. Nevertheless, since some years there is a durable video camera that could be used during running. The camera is intended to be used when running radio-orienteering events.
Just before going on holiday, Hans notices that his Minolta camera is not reliable. He had also seen that the image quality was not so good compared to his friends cameras. Therefore, the day before leaving Sweden, he rushes into Elgiganten and buys the Canon. The image quality is much better and the camera works great as a video recorder. SEK XXX at
The computer magazine Datormagazin tests the camera and writes in Edition 7, 2007: "Sammantaget gör det här Ixus 950 IS till en av de absolut bästa ultrakompakta digitalkameror vi har sett."
Hans' first digital camera. He wants a robust camera without protruding things, like a zoom lens. When Minolta released this camera 2003, it is just the right thing for SEK 2695 at Expert.
The current 135 Pentax camera is OK but a new film format is released at this time. The new APS format looks promising and this camera has a self timer and auto-focus. Besides date and time, each image can also be assigned a title of type "Happy Birthday" or "Thank you", but Hans will never use that feature.
Hans buys the camera 1998-05-25 from Expert in Västerås for SEK 1995. A 3-pack of films costs SEK 150.
After loosing the FG-20 Hans needs a new camera. A single-lens reflex camera (SLR) camera is not necessary. The most important feature is the size. Hans wants a small size camera, but with many functions.
Hans buys the camera 1997-02-08 from Expert Fallberg AB in Västerås for SEK 1995 as part of the compensation from the insurance company.
Hans realizes that the Pocket camera is a dead end, and that he needs to take good quality pictures in his work. Therefore, an SLR camera is the natural choice. Nikon has a quite small size camera with both electronic and mechanical shutter. Hans wants to have the fall back of taking pictures even with a dead battery.
Hans uses the camera both in his work and in private.
Accessories used with the camera:
The camera is used during vacation in Portugal 1994. The camera is stolen while left in a locked rented car, during lunch.
Hans buys the camera after thorough investigation. No batteries are required because the flash is fired mechanically/chemical without any use of electricity.
Unfortunately, this is not a good camera when in come to picture quality due to the small negative size. On the other hand, the camera is small enough to be brought everywhere.
About XXX negatives and XXXX positives are shot by Hans using this camera during 11 years, making this the camera the most frequent used by Hans. The camera captures events when Hans is 17 to 28 years old, including school, navy service, first jobs and creating a new family.
At the age of 8 years, Hans gets his first camera as a Christmas gift from his parents. This American camera is a little bit old at this time it is probably sold with a special price in Sweden.
In 1976 Hans has not used this Starmite for 2 years because he has replaced it with the Agfamatic 2000. When Hans moves to his first own appartment the camera is trashed.