Category Archives: Camera

Win A 10 Day Trip To Vietnam

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I came across the Taste of Vietnam Sweepstakes while reading an e-mail from Fodors.
I’d love to visit Vietnam again. On our visit, we only had a couple of days to check out Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) before heading to Cambodia.
Grand Prize: A 10 day/ 9 night trip package for two to Vietnam from Intrepid Travel
The prize includes:
  • Roundtrip coach airfare to Hanoi
  • 9 Nights Sleeping Accommodations- including 7 nights hotel, one night on over-night boat and one night on over-night sleeper train.
  • Some Meals- 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner
  • Local Transportation
  • Walking Tour & Cooking Class in Hoi An
  • One signed copy of Susan Feniger’s Street Food
  • Timberland Whiteledge backpacks
  • Olympus E-PM1 camera
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Runner-Up Prize: 10 runner-ups will receive a signed copy of Susan Feniger’s Street Food and a Timberland Whiteledge backpack
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C.
Must be 18 years or older at time of entry
Sweepstakes ends September 15, 2012
You can enter the sweepstakes once every 24 hours
Gain more entries by sharing a link to the sweepstakes on your Facebook wall. For each Facebook friend that enters you will gain an additional entry.

Sign up for the sweepstakes HERE

Win A Waterproof Camera From Rough Guides

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Rough Guides is running a contest with the prize being a Pentax Optio WG-1 Waterproof Digital Camera

Kim and I have been using waterproof cameras for years. I wouldn’t choose one as our main camera but I think they serve a useful purpose. Our waterproof cameras have come in handy while swimming, snorkeling and even just walking around in the rain.

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Some Features of the Camera:

  • 14 megapixels
  • Waterproof, Shockproof, Crushproof, Coldproof, Dustproof
  • 2.7 inch LCD Screen
  • Wide-angle 5x internal optical zoom lens
  • GPS Functionality

Some Rules:
Contest ends August 3, 2012
Must be 16 or older to enter
Promotion open to residents of the United Kingdom, Canada (except Quebec) and the U.S.A.

Enter for your chance to win the Pentax Optio WG-1 HERE

Fodor’s: Best Compact Cameras for Summer & Camera Giveaway

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(Photo from Fodors article)
Fodor’s blog has an article featuring what they call the “Best Compact Cameras For Summer”.
I’m always interested in hearing about new cameras and technology and this article does mention some pretty cool, new cameras.
At the end of the article there is a sweepstakes where you can win a Sony Digital Camera. More on that later on!
The article features five cameras. According to the author, these cameras can do things that your old one could not do. They differ in how and where you are physically able to take your pictures.
Here are the cameras:
  1. Nikon Coolpix S1200PJ– Shine your images onto a wall with the built in projector
  2. Casio Tryx– Swing the camera’s frame and twist it’s screen, allowing you to extend your reach, hang it or stand it on it’s own for self portraits. There are also a couple of new ways to set the timer.
  3. Samsung MultiView MV800– Lets you angle the screen low or high to make it easier to get difficult shots. It also has bunch of different editing features built in.
  4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20– Small and waterproof (up to 16 feet), dustproof and shockproof. Can take 10 shots per second as well as some other nice shooting features.
  5. Kodak EasyShare Touch M5370– Great for sharing photos by tagging and hitting the share button. This allows you to print and/ or send to friends by e-mail or social feeds the next time you connect the camera to your computer. 
The cameras all have some interesting features but I am most interested in the Sony Cyber-shot. Kim and I have a camera that is water proof/ dustproof/ shockproof but the picture quality is not the best. I love having a waterproof camera for snorkeling and other water related activities.

It just so happens that Fodor’s is giving away a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

You can enter the contest up to four times:

  1. “Like” Fodor’s on Facebook
  2. Follow @FodorsTravel on Twitter
  3. Tweet a message:  “Travel Tech: Best Compact Cameras for Summer + sweepstakes via @fodorstravel”
  4. Leave a comment on the Fodor’s  post answering the question: Where will you be snapping vacation photos this summer? 

Contest Ends May 23, 2012
Open to legal residents of the United States & DC
Must be 18 or older at time of entry
ARV: $330

Entries must be received by May 23, 2012

Read the full article and enter the contest HERE