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New Fishing Camera

Discussion in 'Non Fishing Chat' started by brian carragher, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. brian carragher

    brian carragher Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Well some of the sharper eyed members might have noticed that the date stamp on some of my pics have been a long way out, reason being that the battery cover has been broken for a long time now and has been held together with a couple of laggy bands, not ideal as it interrupts some of the cameras functions and it plays havoc with the date/time stamp on the pic as well as draining the batteries

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    Its been a good one and well used for work as well as fishing but time for a new one



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    Its been a fairly chunky one with a good hand grip which for me was important as I suffer badly during the winter months with whitefinger meaning that fingers swell and small fiddly buttons are a nuisance


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    The lures are there just for a comparasism in size, for those interested in lures the top one is a rapala magnum deep diver and the bottom one is a yo-zuri jointed deep diver



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    I use rechargeable batteries for my camera as they last for yonks and I always have a spare pair charged up ready to swap if needed


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    It had a decent screen and easy to use functions and fairly decent sized buttons for when my fingers swell and a decent shape to grab hold of if not on a bankstick



    What to buy though, no idea so off to Currys/PC World to see what they had and whoa what a choice, some very good cameras on offer with a range of prices and cameras with all sorts of functions. Had to get a camera with similar body shape and big buttons and simple functions as cold wet hands and a lively fish on the bank aren't good companions


    I had a play with a few and discounted some nice models just on the small buttons that they have, don't want small hard to operate buttons in the middle of winter so had a hold of a few and eventually plumped for this one



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    Lures are still there as a guide showing the new camera is a bit smaller than the original, 16mega pixels and a easy menu to follow, plenty of functions in the camera and the threaded hole in the bottom to take the bankstick adaptor



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    As you can see its got the shaped body for a good grip in crappy conditions, it takes the same AA batteries as before so result there, ordinary alkaline don't last long so if anyones looking for rechargeables go for the highest mAh rating you can as you'll get much more shots from them than alkaline or low mAh , mine are 2650 mAh so last a while




    As you can see its got the shaped body for a good grip in crappy conditions, it takes the same AA batteries as before so result there, ordinary alkaline don't last long so if anyones looking for rechargeables go for the highest mAh rating you can as you'll get much more shots from them than alkaline or low mAh , mine are 2650 mAh so last a while


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    Takes decent pics at 16mega pixels and you can add a few effects to your shots if you feel like you're in a David Bailey moment



    Good points; 16mega pixels ,seems pretty robust, easy to use zoom system and an easy menu but best of all its only £39 at the moment


    Bad bits: no hard case and the camera lead to connect to the pc is way way too short, if you plug into a tower stack the lead isn't long enough to rest your camera on the desk or table you're sitting at, you need an USB extension to plug into to keep your camera up off the floor


    Will give it a good testing out over the winter and see what I think long term
     

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  2. navmanfish

    navmanfish Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Good points; 16mega pixels ,seems pretty robust, easy to use zoom system and an easymenu but best of all its only £39 at the moment

    good sales pitch bri,

    just one question , 16 mega pixels = enough to get tubby in focus?

    grand info , thanks again
     
  3. brian carragher

    brian carragher Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Might be a bit out of focus around the middle but its got a great zoom, ideal for zooming in on tubby's fish and making them look bigger than they really are
     

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