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Unread 02-20-2012, 07:23 PM
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Lightweight quality camera`s

Hey guys, was thinking it might be time for a new backpack hunting camera. Anyone know of any that have a decent zoom and are fairly small? Also what about waterproof case`s?
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Unread 02-20-2012, 07:29 PM
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Re: Lightweight quality camera`s

My wife bought me a nikon coolpix aw100 for Christmas. It is dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof to 33 ft. The digital zoom actually works pretty decent with the stabilizing feature on. More of a point and click camera but it also has a kind of neat GPS feature (keeps track of where you take pics). I havent used it on any hunts yet but am excited to
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Unread 02-26-2012, 12:50 AM
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Re: Lightweight quality camera`s

I picked up a Sony... can't remember the model but easy enough to find. It is a ruggedized camera, rated for up to a 6' fall, waterproof, Ziess wide angle lense, especially recommended for low light. I've used it for a year now and it has been a great camera, far better photo quality than the olympus it replaced.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 10:54 AM
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Re: Lightweight quality camera`s

My wife also bought me the Nikon aw100 for Christmas. It replaces my old Olympus digital and it's small and flat enough for a cargo pocket. It takes good enough photos for the field trophy shots and should be tough enough if it lives up to its hype. Likin' it so far.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 08:39 PM
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Re: Lightweight quality camera`s

There is a long 3page thread on this same subject down in Equipment discussion"small camera" may be helpful. I have a water proof type ,must for me
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Unread 02-28-2012, 11:23 PM
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Re: Lightweight quality camera`s

Thanks guys, I ended up getting a nikon coolpix s6200. I mainly chose it because it has a 10x optical zoom and a fairly wide angle lense for a compact camera.
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