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adkmountainken
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i am looking for a compact, good zoom digital camera for hunting. want one easy to carry and operate. will be using it on a CO trad elk hunt. somewhere in the $200 range as it will be a X-Mass gift. any ideas?

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Mark Zagrzebski
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I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 that I absolutely love, takes great HD video also. I don't think it is made anymore but they make a ZS8 and ZS10 that are higher megapixel than mine. Looks like the ZS8 can be had for about $200 on E*** and the ZS10 is just over $300. Check some reviews, if they are as good as my ZS7 I think you will be happy with it.

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WhiteBeard121
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I the same model camera that Mark mentioned and I love it. I also have a Cybershot (I think it's a Sony?), but the Panasonic is easier to use with very good results.

Good luck on your hunt!

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centaur
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This one is a bit more than your $200, but my wife just got one and it is a really quality point and shoot.
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_sx260_hs

I have had a few Panasonics over the years, and they are a lot of camera, as well.

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Ken,

I have a Nikon S9100 Coolpix and I am VERY pleased with the image quality and battery life (about 6X longer than my HP 967). I have used mine hard and it does all I ask. Videos floor me with their quality. $190 or so. Just be sure to get a Class 4 or better SD card.

18X zoom

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happy1
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The Olympus Tough TG-820 is waterproof to 33 feet, shockproof, and works down to 14 degrees. It also has good ratings. Quill.com has them on sale for $149.99 regular price is $279.99 and free shipping.

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http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-COOLPIX-Waterproof-Digital-Camouflage/dp/B008JI0R8U/ref%3Dcm_cr_pr_sims_t
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I recommended the Nikon in the first post because it seems really Bad A$$, because it has all of the features my Olypus Stylus Tough 8010 has plus it has a built in GPS which shows you where you were and what time you took the photo and it also tells you which direction you were facing as well. But I don' t have the Nikon, nor have I ever used it. My Olympus on the other hand is very reliable and it takes fantastic pictures. I paid over $310 for it a couple of years ago. It is on Amazon now for around $170 with extra goodies. It is great for anything outdoors because you can bang it around and swim with it. I put mine on a fly fishing zinger that retracts fishing nets by William Joseph, and I am able and ready to take photos whenever I want without digging through pockets and water proof or zip lock bags in cold or rainy conditions. Here is a link.

http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Stylus-Digital-Camera-Black/dp/B0031RGEV8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358489867&sr=1-1&keywords=Olympus+stylus+tough+8010

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http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/tough/tough-tg-1.html
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