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MikeH
06-25-2012, 01:34 PM
I am giving some thought to starting to take fish pics when I am out fishing and land a decent fish.

What camera do you guys recommend?

jwm
06-25-2012, 01:44 PM
Just about any moderately price Canon point and shoot will make you happy. If you're looking for a camera for a specific purpose though, like a POV camera, or something that can go underwater then your choices might shift slightly. There is a new canon that I've been looking at since my point and shoot has a broken lcd (which I still havent replaced). I forget the model number exactly but it has GPS (and possibly wifi) and sells for under 400 bucks.

Waterproof and GPS
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/842880-REG/Canon_6145B001_PowerShot_D20_Digital_Camera.html

Slightly nicer but cannot go underwater
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/753782-REG/Canon_5043B001_Powershot_SX230_HS_Digital.html

Even nicer (and smaller I think) and still has GPS
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/822124-REG/Canon_PowerShot_S100_Digital_Camera.html

Right now i just shoot everything on my Canon 7D, which is an absolute dream to shoot, but it's not so easy to carry around everywhere.

MikeH
06-25-2012, 03:26 PM
Waterproof might be handy, not so much for intentional underwater photography though. :)

I guess one with a decent self timer and maybe one of those "bendy leg gripper thingys" (oh yeah... tech speak) to attach it to stuff. I was also thinking about one of those head cam units....

I will check out your links!

MuskieBait
06-25-2012, 03:40 PM
GoPro Hero ;) It takes HD videos...and the Hero take 5mp pics while the Hero 2 takes 11mp pics. Not too good for low light though.

jwm
06-25-2012, 03:43 PM
GoPro is a great POV camera for sure, but it lacks a lot of the good things people expect from a digital camera like lcd screens, playback, etc. (though most can be had through add-ons)

I'm just gonna move this thread in to the photography forum, but I will leave a redirect.

MikeH
06-25-2012, 09:58 PM
Very Cool. I'll check those out too.