Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Drewski

Good digital camera?

37 posts in this topic

I have a kodak right now and have been having problems with it. I'm thinking about getting a new one. What is a reasonably priced, good and simple digital camera that is easy to upload pictures with and dependable?

Thanks in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Canon Powershot models.. I love mine.. Easy to use but has great advanced features too. Mine is a SD1000 7.1MP that is about 2 years old. Similar newer models out there right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I second the cannon power shot, mine works great, and gives very nice shots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Nikon Coolpix L20. For around $120. it is a good buy.

aaaaa1001.jpg

Mn river at the Land of Memories boat landing (Just up stream of where the Blue Earth River joins the Mn River).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Powershot Model SD1100 IS

Relatively easy to use and produces great photos

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Canon PowerShot SD1100 Super camera and very easy to use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Sony Cybershot is another good one for the price. Super easy to use as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

another happy Canon Powershot user here (A540)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With my Nikon L20 all I have to do to get a pic ready to post here is Push the button to view the pic I want to post, Press menu, scroll down to small pic. Press the arrow right, pick the size I want (640X480), press OK. select yes and I'm done. Then it is just a matter of putting the card in the SD reader slot.

I haven't used a Cannon but I don't see how posting can get easier (well pics with my phone are easier).

SSCN0019.jpg

Blue Earth river just below the Dam.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I own 2 P&S cameras, a Canon PowerShot and a new Panasonic TS-1.

The Canon takes nice pictures and is easy to use, I like it.

The Panasonic is somewhat spendy for a P&S, but it's rugged and waterproof. It also takes amazing HD video (Blu-Ray quality), the first P&S camera on the market to use the AVCHD format. I think it would be hard to find a better P&S to take snaps out in the boat or blind than this one...

Jim Carroll NPAA #13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I too have a Nikon coolpix. I have the L18 model. Works great for me and takes good pics. I can't complain.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Canon Powershot is a hard camera to beat. I recently seen one of the new Panasonics and it was a great camera, excellent quality pics and an amazing zoom for the money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got the Olympus Stylus 850. So far I very happy with it. It is very durable, totally waterproof and can even be submerged - but I have not tried that yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just purchased a Nikon coolpix S560 last week. I did a fair amount of research, reading reviews, etc. It has 10 megapixals, 5X zoom, and a rechargeable lithium battery. However the best part may be the ease of use. They are on sale now for $169.99. So far I'm happy with the decision.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had a Sony cyber-shot for a couple of years and am very happy with it. Real easy to use and good photos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New PC World magazine has a point & shoot feature this month.

Results are Nikon Coolpix L20 & Powershot SD1100 are both very good. The Nikon is a great value for the money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an Olympus stylus 850 SW and a 750 and love them. Tons of features and easy to use. On-line I have seen the 850's for around 150$.

The underwater is neat, a little scary the first time though...

008zwj.jpg

021ucc.jpg

138qoi.jpg

128nox.jpg

051nhi.jpg

Plus it will take nice video. Notice the eagle on the downed tree, he takes flight a few seconds in...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an olympus that is shock proof and waterproof. Great pictures even underwater. I bought this because of being outdoors in the elements. And if I drop it I won't have to worry about damaging it much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Definately the Olympus. Shockproof, waterproof, and dustproof. I have submerged it in water, dropped it countless times, and it still is ticking. Takes great pictures too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i also have the Olympus. i got the floating wrist strap with it so if i do drop it in the drink it will float. having a waterproof and shock proof camera is good but it does ya no good if its on the bottom of the lake.

iceman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dark cloud how did you take the pics underwater like that were u in shallow water and just holding the camera?

iceman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a fuji finepix something or other, nice and compact but takes great pics, very functional as a point-and-shoot camera.

Though now that I think about it, I kind of wish I had something that could shoot underwater.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

iceman16 - those pictures were taken while releasing fish - one hand on the tail and one hand to try and line-up and take the picture. Takes some practice...

Heres a nice lake run brown, notice my boot in the backround...

003xdi.jpg

This walleye was free and easy, camo'd in very well...

247luf.jpg

This smallie came to check things out while we were swimming...

268j.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that is cool i never even thought about trying that. will be then next trip out thanks black cloud!

iceman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice shots DC! Much more interesting than the usual pics we see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •     They were in all different stages on this lake, was messed up and I didn't know what was going on
    • Good Borch!   I have seen a large up tick of birds locally as well this last.  Although not hunting.   Trying to convince the wife and kids to hit a time or two yet.
    • They can sure humble a person. 
    • Well I tagged out this morning.   I got out later as my daughter and her family were over so I headed out after breakfast.  I drove by the field to see if there were any there so I could plan a route to the blind.   There was a fl8cknof Jake's and a flock of longbeards.  I quickly snuck into my blind and stuck a funky chicken decoy out.  As I was stepping into the blind the Jake's start clearing the trees between the blind and them.  They worked around out front a ways.  Suddenly I see 2 toms fly into the field.  The jakes immediately charged the toms driving them out of the field.  After that the jakes saw the funky chicked and headed over to check it out.  With the toms gone and time dlipoung away I picked one out and shot him at 30 yards.  He'll taste good on rhe grill this summer.   Got in the blind at 10 am and was done by 10:15 am.  It's been a long season. 
    • Fun in the yak today in SE SD caught and released a bunch of these today:
    • How can a bird with brain the size of a pea out smart us!
    • The 2 lakes i bass fish have slowed way down the last week.   A swim-bait ripple shad was hot ticket for a while but that is just a pike attraction right now.  Been switching to a Senko and helped a little.   Pads are coming up fast now and we should see a spike up in activity soon.  Cannot wait to throw the frogs soon as that is the biggest rush watching those eruptions in the water!!   Thanks for posting as i found it to be quite slower than usual also.   Which means i need to find better ammo during those times.  
    • Tomorrow we will be back at it
    • I am giving it a last hurrah tomorrow. Sorry I haven't been able to check in here much. I have hardly been able to get out this year between work, a baby at home, and a recent trip out of the country for a relative's wedding.    Last time I was out I had a real nice Tom within 20 yards after a very long standoff. I think I screwed it up by rushing myself a bit. He stood around 50 yards out literally strutting back and forth like someone had drawn a line in the mud that he wouldnt cross. He must not have wanted to fight with the strutter decoy we had out. He did that for 45 minutes to an hour and finally came our way after a hen led him towards us.    They came past us but were outside the decoys and angling slightly away from us. Then the tom turned and started angling straight at the strutter decoy. That meant he was basically quartering to me and when he was 15-17 yards or so out I drew because in the back of my mind i was thinking if he kept moving that way and past the decoy he would quickly be in a spot I would have had no shot.   In hindsight I think he had realized (once he got close enough) that he would have been able to whoop up on the decoy and he was coming in to do just that. I probably should have waited to see, but I didn't and right as I hit the backwall of my draw his head popped up on alert and he turned around and walked straight away knowing something wasn't quite right. I could have easily shot at him at 20 yards but he was facing away and I just didn't feel comfortable. I am confident I would have hit my mark but I didn't like shooting at something walking straight away when I am not experienced with bow hunting turkeys.   I know some people will say that I should have shot, but I have been bow hunting for awhile and never wounded anything because of a poor shot or poor shot selection, so I didn't want that to be a first. Hopefully I get a shot at redemption tomorrow!
    • Way to go team!! I sure took the avg score down with my jake
  • Our Sponsors