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    Needing a New Digital Camera

    Looking for any advise on a good digital camera for hunting that could also take good hd video. I don't want nothing really heavy or too bulky since i will be backpacking with it. Thanks for any info!!!

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    My wife bought a new sony. It is small and compact and takes some really nice pictures and video. I believe it is a cybershot?? It was around $200 and is a really good camera. I am actually taking it to Wyoming this fall on my mule deer hunt.

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    The Sony WX series are nice compact cameras that take good video. Ditto for the Canon ELPH series. The next step up are mirrorless DSLR cameras like the Sony NEX and Nikon 1 cameras. I have a Nikon J1 and the photo quality is great and the video is OUTSTANDING.

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    Will you be digiscoping?

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    Drhorsepower.....I would really like to, Does it take a special adaptor for all the spotting scopes? I currently have a nikon prostaff.
    -thanks for the info everyone! Its much appreciated!!!

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    I recently bought a Canon Vixia and so far love it. It has 51X zoom and I really like recording in HD as well as being able to take pictures while recording. I was around $300.

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    If you want a camera with manual control rather than just a "point and shoot" camera, look at a Canon Powershot S100. If you like the idea of a super zoom/quality picture too, look at a Panasonic Lumix FZ150. I think the best bang for the buck point and shoot is a canon powershot ELPH 300 HS.

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    Hardcore, the cameras bitterroot bulls mentioned seem to be the top choices for folks digiscoping. As for adapter, the best bet is to see if tinesup makes one, if not. And eBay search would probably be second choice. Nikon makes adapters to some of their spotting scopes for specific Nikon cameras, I'm not sure if your scope falls in that realm though. For digiscoping, you will not want an optical zoom more than 4x and digital zoom is not a good method as well. Go to the camera shop with your spotting scope and see what works! Every setup is different and different scopes may like a different camera behind them! You would just hold the camera to the back of your eyepiece. These days, hd I think is a must!

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    I'm going to get a Canon ELPH110 (it's a point and shoot camrea) 16MPX that takes 1080 video too. I plan on useing it for diascoping as well. I've heard good stuff about them.

    If your intrested in diascoping too, check out tinesup.com. They have a close out special on last years model of canon which is the canon elph100.
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    If you end up going with tines up, they set up the camera for you as well settings wise for best digiscoping setup. I am in the market for a new camera as well. I am running a dslr and I could sure save a lot of weight by going to a point and shoot. I do not know what I am going to do though.

 

 

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