Been evaluating a Magellan Triton 2000 GPS, the unit has a built-in 2 megapixel camera that’s not that impressive in terms of quality, but nonetheless kind of cool to have in a pinch. Shot below is Mount Sopris (near here, Carbondale, Colorado). I captured the image at highest quality setting, full size. Then Photoshopped for web publication. Click the image to enlarge.
|Mount Sopris this morning with a hint of winter. Click image to enlarge.
When I got home I processed as needed and resized for the web. The shot turned out okay for web publication, but could have been way better for larger presentations or printing on paper. It appeared the image was too aggressively JPEG compressed by the GPS camera software, or else the camera sensor in the Triton is tiny, and it’s upsampling so they can brag about “2 megapixels.” At any rate, nice walk this morning in the crisp air. Review of Magellan Triton coming soon.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.