Please note that Trad Gang forum registrations have been suspended between Sunday, March 18th, and Monday, March 26th, during our conversion/migration move to a new server and new forum software. We apologize for this inconvenience - please do come back, y'all!
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?
-------------------- I go by many names but Daddy is my favorite! listen to everyone,FOLLOW NO ONE!! if your lucky enough to spend time in the mountains...then your lucky enough! What ever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. Posts: 7038 | From: the great Adirondacks | Registered: Apr 2004
| IP: Logged |
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.
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.
-------------------- Charlie P. }}===]> A.B.C.C.
Bear Kodiak & K. Hunter, D. Palmer Hunter, Ben Pearson Hunter, Wing Presentation II & 4 Red Wing Hunters (LH & 3 RH), Browning Explorer, Cobra II & Wasp, Martin/Howatt Dream Catcher, Root Warrior, Shakespeare Necedah. Posts: 4095 | From: Upstate NY | Registered: May 2003
| IP: Logged |
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.
-------------------- United Bowhunters of Missouri Posts: 884 | From: Missouri | Registered: Jun 2003
| IP: Logged |
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.