Camino minus 9 – A Serious Poll Question


Although my Camino walk doesn’t start until next week, I leave the house tomorrow. That means today is packing day. How do I fit all of this . . .


. . . into this?


I’m seriously considering changing the camera I take from my “new” Pentax point and shoot to my old, faithful, Canon.

Pros and cons for each:

Pentax –

  • small and flat
  • retractable lens
  • 280 gm. with charger
  • must take charger
  • 5x zoom lens
  • takes good photos
  • 12.1 megapixels

Canon –

  • 540 gms with batteries
  • lens doesn’t retract
  • more versatile photos
  • takes AA batteries, I won’t need to carry a charger
  • 72x zoom
  • 5 megapixels
  • takes good photos

I’m torn between these two. What do you think?

Time is of the essence. Please help. Thanks.


3 responses to “Camino minus 9 – A Serious Poll Question

  1. Are you bringing every thing on the table with you? I am hovering around 13lbs, pack included, but have a lot less stuff – mind you I realized I forgot a few items as it was just a trial run.

    Buen Camino!

  2. Loose as much as possible luggage, but take your best camera, the photos will be a huge part of your memory of the Camino. And blog along the way, nearly every place have internet access… Buen Camino… ps- the less you carry, the more you will enjoy it- keep it under 10 kg’ s!

    • Hey, Rider! Thanks for your comment about which camera to take. I am in France finally and have just gotten online, yours is the first comment I’m replying to! I’ve been taking pictures here with both cameras and I think I am going to take the smaller one, although I have to worry about the battery. If you see pictures in the next few days on my blog, let me know if you spot a difference in quality. Thanks so much for following me and for your support. I need it!

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