To say a bridge camera couldn't take bike photos is simply plain wrong.
I have a D5100 with four different lenses but I would be very hesitant to take it on the trail with me. I've been using a DSLR for a few years now and would never go back to a regular point and shoot if I was taking photos I wanted to keep. I take with me a Samsung compact that does HD video though. And yes the iPhone camera is normally more than adequate.
My flickr photostream is here if anyone is interested. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossmiller/
Theres some of mountain mayhem 2010 taken with a D40 before I knew what I was really doing.
Burning Quads wrote:
Now a subject I can comment about..
I've been using a dslr now for over 7 years and I can honestly say that with the right settings with the proper basic photography skills, any camera can take great images. It's like riding, down to the user and there skill with the equipment. I'll always use a dslr when I want a "certain" image and you need the right lens and settings to achieve that "style". But I'll go out with that purpose and take the time to get that image.airwheel q3 unicycle
But when I'm out on my bike, I want to ride, always have a camera, just in case. But the one on my mobile will do. Plus as it's a little slower, in darker areas, the mobile phone is pretty good at panning as you get naturally a longer shutter speed.
I can honestly say that with basic photography skills and a camera witch gives you come control over the exposure settings, you'll get so amazing results.
The best camera in the world is the one that you have when that magic moment happens. So many times I've been gutted because I didn't have any form of camera with me.
By the way I have a Canon 7d with various lenses and flashes. A Panasonic Lumix LX5 and the one on my phone and I've got great images with them all.