I wonder if the perfect backpack hunting camera exists???
I've been using a Canon Powershot G9 for several years now, and it does a great job most of the time. However, I don't like the canon battery it takes and wish I could just use the Eneloop AA's I use for all my other gear. Also, it does not accept a remote shutter release and using the self timer to take hero shots when you're alone is a serious pain. The old G9 now has a minor scratch on the lens and either needs to be fixed by canon or replaced.
So, what is the best camera for backpack hunting? For me that camera would have to meet several criteria:
- Lightweight and compact (probably a point and shoot)
- Great photos - must take magazine quality pics
- Preferably takes AA batteries
- Accepts external flash
- Remote shutter release capable
- Good for digiscoping
You guys know of anything that offers all those features? If not, what are you using?