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Old 11-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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camera4 Pocket sized camera reccomendation?

When I'm out in the field my Panasonic is a little to big to be lugging around with all my other stuff. Does anyone have any recommendations on a pocket sized camera that takes decent wildlife pics?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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I'm amazed at the advancements in very small cameras! I want one too, so this should be a good thread. Maybe I can get roger to do some research...
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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My solution was to get a harness for my Panasonic so it is hands free. I would love to have a really small one, too.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:16 PM   #4
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I took a look at the harness you had recommended and in my case...I passed.
Seems it took a lot of pull on the neck the way I handle-use the camera between the eye and the viewers screen however it probably would be a good choice for a person without the bifocals interfering with things..
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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Hey recurve, I can't tell ya what to get, but I can say something about what NOT to get. I have 2 'instamatics'...yanno the kind that don't really have a lens, just 'digital zoom'. The sony cybershot dsc-p41, I don't recommend to anyone because it zaps 2 AA batteries very quickly, and AA rechargeable batteries just about as fast. Also the dsc-p41, is complicated with features to the rediculous degree, that make adjustments without the handbook impractical.

The other camera is a Samsung digimax S-500, the batteries last longer than the sony, but the display screen went haywire within a year, no screen=no menu or little adjustment. The S-500 has a little lens that pops out under power, and makes a decent snapshot all the way out to 12', as long as your subject isn't moving too fast.

I gotta admit my nephew spent his money more wisely on the $40.00 purple one he has, which bytheway, would do everything my two examples would.

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