Camera for hunting?

Discussion in 'Hunting Equipment, Gear & Optics' started by Royal27, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Biggdawg

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    How are you guys liking your hx50v's?

    I have it narrowed down to that one and the rx 100 but it dosen't have much zoom.

    how is the low light performance?
  2. Royal27

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    Honestly, I've just played with it around the house so far, but I like it. I'm going to take it outdoors this weekend, unless I forget it like I did last weekend.... Hopefully I'll have more feedback for you in a couple of days.
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    Anybody looked at the Sony RX-10 http://store.sony.com/dsc-rx10-digi...DSCRX10/B/cat-27-catid-All-Cyber-shot-Cameras? It is hard to believe that I am considering a $1300 point and shoot camera, but technically it will be a gift for my daughter who will accompany me as my photographer/videographer and she REALLY likes the specs (I will have one or two smaller point and shoots in the pocket as a backup).

    I am not the photographer, but I am the buyer so any input from
    I have a daughter who is the real shutterbug in the family who will be accompanying me on my safari (1 month from today I will be hunting in SA – hard to believe!!!!!) as my photographer and videographer. She is really excited about the Sony DSC RX-10 because of the sensor, Carl Zeiss lens, weatherproofing, and no interchangeable lens to carry – essentially a point and shoot camera that takes DSLR-like photos without all of the lens and a digital camcorder for ONLY $1300.
    Neither of us have had an opportunity to actually play with the camera, so I am headed to Wolf Cameras in Austin, TX in a couple of weeks to make a final decision. Anybody have any experience with the RX-10?
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    I just got back from SA with my Sony,,I have to say I'm impressed, with that little Sony. It's light EZ to handle I just set it on Auto Mode and let it go. the colors were beautiful the zoom was Flawless . I didn't get much of a chance to use some of the features like Panorama or Motion Picture . Here something to consider,You won't be the only one using the Camera your PH and your tracker will also be using it while you pose with your trophy also thing tend to pop up and most game won't pose for you and some of the scenery is just spontanous there is little time to set film speed and apeture. I did the tour of the deWildt Cheetah rescue and got a one time face shot of a Cheetah that is so clean I can count the his whiskers.. before my next trip to SA I'll take the time to really investagate the capabilities of this little Point and Shoot

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    nice pic rob
    used mine up north the the last week and a half
    got some good snaps and video .
    thanks for the recommendation ,bloke.
    will post some photos soon .
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    I've got to try and learn to do more with mine over the next couple of months, but nice to know that it will take pictures like that on auto!
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    Kudu Pic, great detail in the photo nice color taken late in the day.

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    Some pics of a few Sheilas would be nice
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    no such luck ,matey .
    just some snaps of animals ,birds ,flowers and stags and hinds.
    buggered if l can nut this posting of pictures and videos out .
    he is a magnificent kudu you took ,bloke .
    have you relived your adventure in words yet ,rob
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    Dang Rob! Nice pic and better Kudu! That's exactly what I want mine to look like...

    You need to get to work on that hunt report! :)
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    Yes head back to my post I go Kudu hunting
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    Many people that I have hunted with have been defeated by the complexity of their Nikon Coolpix. Even some hunters in their 20's. last year our guide, who said he takes pics of everyone with their own camera, so gets to know them all, could not work two Nikons in our group. I believe the camera that has one of the highest user satisfaction ratings in our field........hunting...........are Lumix cameras by Panasonic. Lumix DMCZS40K is actually simple to use. has 40 power zoom and image stabilization. $350 range....spend less time with the camera, more with the bow.................FWB
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    heres some snaps of our little adventure with the sony, the other day .....................

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    Great pics Bluey,,,we need to hunt a couple of those
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    my little brother can get us back on the property
    with one phone call,
    so on ya bike ...............
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    Nicely done... Any special settings, or was that just on auto?

    And, I'd like to come there with Rob too.... I need more time and money!
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    just on intelligent auto ,royal
    you don't need money to hunt there , just time mate .which seems to be the nut cracker .
    next year , will be the next time l go .......
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    Good to know on the intelligent auto...

    And I can say this much, telling my wife "honey, I'm going to Australia to hunt with a guy I met on the internet" would just make her roll her eyes and say "OK" now. A couple of years ago she would have had me committed! Progress!!! :)
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    ha hya ha ha ,it sounds faggie when you put it like that
    I got a trigger stick tripod, on the way back to the airport when we were leaving .
    so when im out playing next time ,hope fully l will have something set up to accomadate the riffle rest and the camera , some of the long shots are very scratchy and the videos l took seems like im
    an alcoholic theyre jumping around so much .when hand held.
    im trying to put the video of a cool stag I filmed while bedded up ,while waiting for the shot .
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    I was actually impressed with the video I took, albeit the distance was under 100 yards. My expectations were low and this camera beat them pretty handily. Not what I'd use if I wanted my entire hunt on video, but sure beats the heck out of nothing.

    I thought about getting one of those mini tripod wrap around a branch thingies for those really long shots, but haven't done it yet.

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