I've had a Nikon D70 dSLR since they came out a couple years ago. I found that as much as I love interchangeable lenses and actually looking through them with a real viewfinder, it's awfully big to take on a motorcycle trip. I have an Otterbox that protects it in my K75RT side case but I can't do all the cool "on the road" shots I see people posting on trip reports because the D70 is just too big to use on the fly.
What do you photo pros and semi-pros use when you're on a motorcycle trip? I've been looking for a good point and shoot that has the option of full manual exposure controls, a decent zoom, and as little shutter lag as possible. A cinematographer buddy at work suggested a Canon Powershot A710. Any other suggestions?
Also, how are you all taking those cool "on the road" shots? What kind of mounts are you using and what sort of protection do you have so the camera doesn't get taken out by a rock or a bug? It seems that Glen Heggstad (world traveller extraordinaire and "Striking Viking" on ADVRider) uses some sort of shoulder holster/chest rig for his point and shoot digital. Anyone else do something similar?
All suggestions appreciated...